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    PCGS 1875 VF 30. The 1875 ten-dollar is one of the rarest and most desirable of all U.S. gold coins, regardless of denomination. Only 100 business strikes were produced, and estimates of survivors range from 5-6 pieces (Akers) to 4-6 (Breen). This coin is diagnostically correct as a business strike, conforming to the characteristics as set out in Breen (1988).
    This is a pleasing, mid-range coin, not the finest and not the worst known--and there are a couple of miserably low grade pieces known. The fields still retain much prooflikeness, although the flash has been diminished considerably by the handling incurred in the channels of commerce. There is one distinctive surface impairment that should enable one to easily trace the pedigree of this important rarity: a vertical planchet lamination that runs down the face of Liberty. This lamination should show up in photographs in old catalogs. Undoubtedly the rarest gold coin in this huge collection from a long-time collector in South America to be offered in this sale. Trends $35,000 (12/6).

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 265A, PCGS# 8672)

    Weight: 16.72 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper

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    Auction Dates
    February, 1994
    3rd-5th Thursday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
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