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    1841-O Eagle, AU55
    Inaugural New Orleans Issue
    Conditionally Rare Low-Mintage Key

    1841-O $10 AU55 PCGS. Variety 1. The 1841-O eagle is the first and certainly one of the rarest New Orleans ten dollar gold issues. Only the 1883-O and 1859-O claim smaller mintages, but the 1841-O is actually rarer than both of them in high grades. A mere 2,500 pieces were struck. Winter writes: "Properly graded high end EF coins are extremely rare. There are approximately a half dozen accurately graded AU coins known, and just one that might qualify as Uncirculated by today's standards."

    Careful attention must have been paid in the striking of this Choice AU survivor. The 1841-O usually lacks star radials and has softness on the hair bun and coronet, but this piece displays complete lines and a crisp portrait. The reverse motifs and legends are equally bold. Orange-gold surfaces are moderately bright with an overtly prooflike reverse, characteristic of the few known high-grade representatives. This coin does not appear to match the plates for the Clapp-Eliasberg-Miller, Pittman, or Reed Hawn specimens, also graded AU55 by PCGS. Population: 5 in 55, 1 finer (1/18).
    From The Admiral Collection. (Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 262J, PCGS# 8583)

    Weight: 16.72 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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