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    1856-O Ten Dollar, AU58
    Outstanding Luster
    Condition Census Quality

    1856-O $10 AU58 PCGS. CAC. Variety 1. Seen here with the seldom-seen lower mintmark reverse. The 1856-O eagle is similar in overall and high-grade rarity to the 1852-O and the 1855-O. There are an estimated 100-125 pieces known in all grades with fewer than two dozen in About Uncirculated and only three specimens are known in Uncirculated. All three of the Uncirculated coins grade MS60 and the only one to trade in recent years was an NGC/CAC example that brought $47,000 in Stacks Bowers Baltimore Auction (11/2016), lot 2154.

    PCGS shows a population of eight grading events in AU58 (as well as one AU58+), but this is likely inflated by resubmissions as only one example has traded at auction since 2000. The 1856-O eagle is rare in properly graded AU58 and there are only a few known (of which this coin is one) with original color and choice surfaces. There is a total of three coins in AU58 that have also been approved by CAC.

    Two of the three Uncirculated examples of this date are off the market in tightly-held collections (Tyrant and New England) while the third, graded MS60 by NGC, has not been seen since it was sold at auction by Heritage in February 2009. This near-Mint coin displays yellow-gold luster in the protected peripheral regions, while slight friction in the open fields and over the design high points prevents a full Mint State designation. Eye appeal exceeds expectations, and the only notable strike weakness is seen on stars 1, 2, and 6.
    Ex: Twelve Oaks Collection (Heritage, 9/2016), lot 14144, where it brought $10,868.75; Cajun Collection; acquired in November 2018 via private treaty from Douglas Winter Numismatics.
    From The Harvey B. Jacobson, Jr. Collection of Liberty Eagles. (Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 263R, PCGS# 8620)

    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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