Description

    Near-Mint State 1856-S Eagle
    Far Finer Than Usually Seen

    1856-S $10 AU58 NGC. Medium S. The plentiful supplies of California gold ensured a high mintage for the 1856-S eagle, at 68,000 coins, but most went directly into the hard-money-oriented commercial channels of the Old West. This near-Mint State example is far finer than usually seen, with generous luster clinging to well-struck orange-gold surfaces. Census: 46 in 58, 2 finer (3/12).(Registry values: N1793) (NGC ID# 263S, PCGS# 8621)

    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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    April, 2012
    18th-22nd Wednesday-Sunday
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