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    Rare 1858 Ten Dollar, AU53

    1858 $10 AU53 NGC. The notoriety of the 1858 is attributed to legendary Fort Worth dealer B. Max Mehl, who extolled its rarity whenever one appeared in his mid-20th century auctions. The mintage of 2,521 pieces is the lowest of any No Motto Philadelphia issues except for the 1863. Nobody collected business strike Liberty eagles prior to the 1890s, and the typical survivor grades XF45. NGC and PCGS combined have certified just five pieces as Mint State. The present example has pleasing detail, and its remaining luster has a slight rose-red tint. Minor marks are prevalent, but there are no singular noteworthy abrasions.(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 263W, PCGS# 8625)

    Weight: 16.72 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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    June, 2010
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