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    1866-S No Motto Ten Dollar, AU53
    Scarce and Popular Final No Motto Issue

    1866-S $10 No Motto AU53 NGC. News from Philadelphia to change the reverse design of the half eagle, eagle, and double eagle was slow to reach the San Francisco mint and 8,500 ten dollar gold pieces were produced using the old No Motto reverse die.

    This is a well-known rarity in the Liberty Head eagle series and it is an issue with multiple levels of demand. Around 40-50 pieces are known with many showing heavy wear or enough evidence of cleaning that they are net graded. An estimated seven to nine examples are known in the various AU grades. The record price for an 1866-S No Motto eagle is the NGC MS60 coin sold by Heritage as part of the Admiral Collection (2/2018), lot 4269, which brought $50,400. Just two AU53 examples of this issue have traded at public auction since April 2006 and both were NGC coins: one brought $17,400 in September 2017, while the other realized $10,925 in June 2010. This example displays a few marks that are clustered on the cheek of Liberty, but elsewhere the coin is nearly abrasion-free. Medium orange-gold color with slight remnants of luster still surrounding the devices.
    From The Harvey B. Jacobson, Jr. Collection of Liberty Eagles. (Registry values: N4719)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 264H, PCGS# 8644)

    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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    February, 2020
    20th-23rd Thursday-Sunday
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