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    1863-S Eagle, XF45
    An Attractive, Scarce Example

    1863-S $10 XF45 NGC. Double eagle production in San Francisco was much greater during the Civil War than for any of the smaller gold denominations. This point is well illustrated by the contrast between eagle and double production in 1863. A mere 10,000 eagles were struck at the California mint, versus nearly a million twenty dollar pieces. This is a conditionally scarce example from that small-mintage figure, as the heavily circulated ten dollar coins did not survive in large numbers at the XF grade level or finer.

    A well-balanced appearance includes lovely orange-gold coloration, with deeper maroon accents that surround the peripheral devices on the obverse. Shallow marks pepper each side, as expected, while even high-point wear is also typical for the Choice XF level of preservation. A lovely high-end coin that should satisfy the needs of any serious date or San Francisco type collector. Census: 6 in 45, 14 finer (2/14).
    From the Collection of Donald E. Bently, sold for the benefit of the Bently Foundation.(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 264C, PCGS# 8638)

    Weight: 16.72 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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