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    Choice XF 1839 Liberty Eagle
    Head of 1838, Large Letters

    1839 $10 Type of 1838, Large Letters XF45 NGC. CAC. The eagle denomination resumed production in 1839 after a 35-year hiatus interrupted only to strike the extremely rare proof novodel 1804 Plain 4. But Gobrecht's initial portrait of Liberty was struck only in 1838 and 1839 before its replacement with the rendition more familiar to gold coin collectors. When the bust was changed, so was the reverse master hub, although the differences in bird and lettering are subtle. The present example of the Type of 1838 is a well defined green-gold piece without any obvious marks.(Registry values: N1793) (NGC ID# 54XF, PCGS# 8576)

    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
    October, 2011
    13th-16th Thursday-Sunday
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