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    1873-S Eagle, AU55
    Rare and Overlooked Issue

    1873-S $10 AU55 PCGS. There were 12,000 1873-S eagles struck, and as few as 70 to 80 pieces are known today, most in lower grades. This issue saw heavy circulation and today it is rare in About Uncirculated with an estimated 10 to 12 specimens known; nearly all in the AU50 to AU53 grade range. This issue is rare and overlooked in higher AU grades. There are only two pieces known in Uncirculated: a PCGS MS61 that brought $19,550 in the Harry Bass Collection, Part IV (Bowers and Merena, 11/2000), lot 706, and a PCGS MS62 that sold for a record $47,000 in the Rarities Auction (Stacks Bowers, 5/2015), lot 70.

    This specific coin is one of just four graded AU55 by PCGS (12/19). Since Heritage sold the Warren Miller example in October 1995, just a single AU55 from this service has been offered to collectors via public auction: the example Heritage sold as lot 7228 in the 2015 FUN sale. That coin brought $7,050 and we expect the Jacobson coin to bring more given the increased popularity of Liberty Head eagles in the ensuing five years. The surfaces are partly lustrous and display original greenish-gold coloration. Detail is sharp, and only a few trivial marks are in evidence.
    From The Harvey B. Jacobson, Jr. Collection of Liberty Eagles. (Registry values: N4719)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2656, PCGS# 8668)

    Weight: 16.72 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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    February, 2020
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