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    1859-S Eagle, AU53
    Underappreciated Antebellum Issue

    1859-S $10 AU53 PCGS. Only about 25,000 eagles were struck for the entire year 1859 at three different mints, and all are low-mintage rarities today. The still-shiny San Francisco Mint contributed only 7,000 pieces to the total, and it is an underappreciated issue outside of a few well-heeled series specialists -- a trait it has in common with many S-mint eagles of the 1850s and 1860s. This AU53 PCGS example offers a nice original look, showing a bold strike and just a few minor handling marks amid generous luster and appealing orange-gold color. The giant S mintmark is characteristic but still oddly out of place. Minor high-point wear shows on Liberty's brow and hair and the top of the eagle's wings on the reverse. A great coin to represent this Western antebellum issue. Population: 3 in 53, 1 finer (4/13).(Registry values: N4719)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2643, PCGS# 8630)

    Weight: 16.72 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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    Auction Dates
    June, 2013
    5th-9th Wednesday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 9
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