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    1859 Ten Dollar, MS63
    Smooth and Attractively Contrasted
    Finest Known Survivor

    1859 $10 MS63 NGC. The appeal of the 1859 can easily be traced to its low mintage of 16,013 coins and the quality with which the issue was made. Like most other Liberty Head tens, examples generally appear no finer than Choice XF. There are a handful of Mint State coins known that are clustered in the MS61 to MS62 range that seldom appear at auction. This Select 1859 eagle is clearly finer. In fact, it is the sole finest example extant.

    The surfaces are extraordinarily preserved, smooth and contrasted with reflective fields and frosty relief elements. Bold detail appears over the centers, while the star radials are generally indistinct. Light clash marks are seen under the chin. Two sets of reeding marks on the neck and in the adjacent field, and an alloy spot at the left base of the 1 are pedigree identifiers of this top Condition Census representative. Census: 1 in 63, 0 finer (1/18).
    From The Admiral Collection. (Registry values: N1) (NGC ID# 263Z, PCGS# 8628)

    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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    Auction Dates
    February, 2018
    22nd-27th Thursday-Tuesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 16
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