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    Popular Large Date 1854-O Ten Dollar

    1854-O $10 Large Date AU58 NGC. Softly struck in the center of the reverse; and showing large die cracks that are visible between 2 and 3 o'clock on the obverse and the corresponding area on the reverse. Lightly worn and surprisingly lustrous with attractive, natural green-gold color.
    The 1854-O Large Date eagle uses a logotype intended for a silver dollar die. It was first publicized in B. Max Mehl's Atwater Sale of 1946 and has long been considered the scarcer of the two varieties of eagles produced at the New Orleans mint in 1854. However, it is actually more available than the 1854-O Small Date. The 1854-O Large Date becomes quite scarce in the medium AU grades and it is very rare in Mint State with approximately four to six pieces known.
    The 1 in the date joins the bust and the date is fairly level. A die spur joins the top point of star 7 to a denticle above. The mintmark is heavy and centered in the field.
    From The Grand Lake Collection.(Registry values: N1793) (NGC ID# 263J, PCGS# 98614)

    Weight: 16.72 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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