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    1857-O Eagle, Reflective AU58
    One of Four at PCGS, Sole CAC Example

    1857-O $10 AU58 PCGS. CAC. Variety 1. Only a single die pair was required to produce the meager 5,500 examples of this issue. Most of those few coins circulated extensively; antebellum New Orleans was the hub of commercial activity in the South. Few collectors paid attention to mintmarks, most preferred proofs, and fewer still could afford to sock away ten dollars back in the day when it was Real Money. The average certified survivor is somewhere between XF45 and AU50, and neither PCGS nor NGC shows any Mint State examples certified. (Garrett and Guth mention the James A. Stack "BU" coin that traded for $26,400 in 1994.) This near-Mint State piece expectedly boasts much prooflike reflectivity lurking under a light layer of field chatter and only a couple of singular contact marks on each side. Beautiful, deep reddish-orange color complements the abundant mint luster remaining. This piece is one of the top four graded at PCGS, and it is the sole AU58 with the CAC green approval sticker (6/14).(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 263U, PCGS# 8623)

    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
    August, 2014
    5th-9th Tuesday-Saturday
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