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    1859 Eagle, Boldly Struck MS62
    Elusive in Mint State

    1859 $10 MS62 NGC. A relatively small mintage of 16,013 pieces confirms the rarity of the 1859 eagle. The majority of survivors are in Extremely Fine and About Uncirculated grades. Mint State examples are highly elusive; NGC and PCGS have seen a total of only 10 Uncirculated pieces, the finest a single MS63.

    The partially prooflike fields of this MS62 specimen display modest contrast with the motifs at various angles, especially on the reverse. All of the design elements are boldly struck, and a few scattered marks determine the grade. This is an important opportunity for the gold specialist to acquire a Mint State example of this rare date. Census: 3 in 62 (1 in 62+), 1 finer (11/13).
    From the collection of Donald E. Bently, sold for the benefit of the Bently Foundation.(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 263Z, PCGS# 8628)

    Weight: 16.72 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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