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1868 $10 Liberty Head Eagle, Judd-661, Pollock-734, High R.7, PR65 Ultra Cameo NGC. On the obverse, a bust of Liberty faces...

2007 January Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Coin Auction #422

 
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Extraordinary 1868 Pattern Gold Eagle, Judd-661
1868 $10 Liberty Head Eagle, Judd-661, Pollock-734, High R.7, PR65 Ultra Cameo NGC. On the obverse, a bust of Liberty faces left, wearing a coronet inscribed LIBERTY. Around, 13 stars, and below, the date. The reverse depicts an eagle with wings spread, clutching three arrows and an olive branch. A ribbon carries the motto IN GOD WE TRUST. Around, the legend UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, and below, the denomination TEN D. Struck in gold with a reeded edge. Designs for this pattern were by James B. Longacre, and it is apparently one of the last works created by the engraver before his death.
Only four examples of this important gold pattern are currently known. This specimen is the plate coin in David Akers' United States Gold Patterns, illustrated by coins from the Dr. J.E. Wilkison Collection. Almost unbelievably, Dr. Wilkison owned two of the four known pieces. Another is in the Connecticut State Library Collection, and the fourth is from the King Farouk Collection. An 1870 Mason & Co. auction catalog reported that four pieces were struck, and this is the number known today. Dr. Judd, who once owned this exact coin, reported that just three pieces were struck, apparently taking this information from the Adams-Woodin pattern reference.
This piece has incredible orange-gold color with deeply mirrored fields and exceptional cameo contrast. A few faint hairlines are visible on each side, but they are of little concern. A small field mark on the reverse, directly above the D in the denomination positively identifies the pedigree of this important pattern rarity.
Ex. F.C.C. Boyd; Dr. J. Hewitt Judd; Illustrated History of U.S. Coinage (Abe Kosoff, 1962), lot 354; Dr. J.E. Wilkison; Paramount International Coin Corp.; Auction '84, lot 528; Auction '87, lot 332; Auction '88, lot 415; Auction '90, lot 1463.
From The Jones Beach Collection. (PCGS# 60879)

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