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    Very Scarce 1859-O Ten Dollar AU50

    1859-O $10 AU50 PCGS. The 1859-O, one of a mere 2,300 pieces minted, is often considered the premier rarity among O-mint Eagles, closely edging out the elusive 1883-O which has an even more impressive mintage of 800 coins. Perhaps less than two dozens pieces are extant in AU grades and none are reported at the Mint State level. This lightly circulated example displays characteristic prooflike qualities in the fields and is quite well struck save for a few of the obverse stars. Abrasions are rather numerous and perhaps unfairly magnified by the reflective surfaces. Population: 9 in 50, 11 finer (11/04).
    From The Cincinnati Collection.(#8629) (Registry values: N7079) (NGC ID# 2642, PCGS# 8629)

    Weight: 16.72 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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