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    1873 Ten Dollar Liberty, XF45
    Rare, Low-Mintage Issue
    Only 800 Pieces Struck

    1873 $10 Closed 3 XF45 PCGS. CAC. There are only five issues of Liberty Head tens with mintages of less than 1,000 circulation strikes:

    1875: 100
    1876: 687
    1877: 797
    1873: 800
    1883-O: 800



    The rarity of the 1873 has been overstated in the past, but there are still only 30 to 40 pieces known; this includes a number of circulated pieces that have been located in overseas sources and repatriated into the American market. Most of the 1873 eagles known are in the XF40 to AU53 range and this date is characterized by extensively abraded surfaces. Pieces with original color and reasonably choice surfaces are very challenging to locate. The finest known 1873 eagle is a PCGS MS60 from the famous Warren Miller Collection sold by Heritage in October 1995 for $34,100. The second finest (that we are aware of) is the PCGS AU58 that brought a record-setting $64,625 in Stacks Bowers' Rarities Auction (5/2016), lot 109.

    The last PCGS XF45 1873 eagle to sell at auction was in the Central States Signature (Heritage, 5/2005), lot 8793, where it brought $13,800. In the ensuing decade only one XF45 was sold at auction, an NGC coin that realized $24,675 in February 2014.

    This is likely the most affordable 1873 eagle available to collectors and it should be stressed that this date is very seldom offered for sale in any grade. Both sides have natural green-gold patina and only light wear. Scattered abrasions are present, although they are generally light.
    From The Harvey B. Jacobson, Jr. Collection of Liberty Eagles. (Registry values: N4719)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2654, PCGS# 8666)

    Weight: 16.72 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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