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    Choice XF 1859-O Eagle
    Rarest New Orleans Ten

    1859-O $10 XF45 PCGS. CAC. Variety 1. From a mintage of just 2,300 pieces, the 1859-O Liberty eagle is the rarest ten dollar gold coin from the New Orleans Mint. Doug Winter estimates the surviving population at no more than 45-55 specimens in all grades, with most examples seen in the VF-XF range. The present coin is a lightly worn Choice XF example, with a decent strike that shows some softness on the stars and rims. The attractive greenish-gold surfaces display only minor abrasions, with prooflike reflectivity in sheltered areas. This coin should find a home in a fine collection of Southern gold. Population: 9 in 45, 19 finer (4/12).(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 2642, PCGS# 8629)

    Weight: 16.72 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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