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    1866-S Motto Eagle, AU58
    Conditionally Rare
    Tied for Finest-Graded

    1866-S $10 Motto AU58 NGC. This is a conditionally rare offering that is tied for finest-graded by the major services. NGC and PCGS have each seen just two AU58 examples, and neither company has graded even a single coin in Mint State.

    There were actually 20,000 ten dollar gold coins struck in San Francisco in 1866, but 8,500 of those pieces were of the Type One design, lacking the new motto IN GOD WE TRUST inscribed on a flowing banner above the eagle's head on the reverse. Thus the mintage for the new With Motto eagles was 11,500 coins, and this issue is understandably popular with type collectors.

    The pleasingly lustrous surfaces of this highly attractive example display lovely yellow-gold toning, imbued with pale rose accents in the protected areas and near the borders. A well-struck coin with shallow to moderate surface marks and great eye appeal. Census: 2 in 58, 0 finer (2/14).
    From the Collection of Donald E. Bently, sold for the benefit of the Bently Foundation.(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 53FR, PCGS# 8650)

    Weight: 16.72 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    Auction Dates
    March, 2014
    20th Thursday
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