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    Important 1875 Eagle, A Legendary Rarity

    1875 VF 20. The 1875 ten-dollar is a legendary rarity in the series of Coronet eagles and among the most important of all U.S. gold coins, regardless of date or denomination. Only 100 business strikes and 20 proofs were produced, and survivors in each category are estimated to be a half a dozen or so pieces. In Akers' 18-year-old comprehensive auction survey, he found that the 1875 eagle had fewer auction appearances than any other issue in the denomination. Of the few surviving business strikes, none are known or even rumored to be mint state and only two AUs have been certified, one by PCGS and one by NGC. This is a solid VF example with no remnants of prooflike finish, only even wear and the numerous light field marks one associates with the grade. Two more noticeable digs are seen on the reverse, one above the eagle's head and the other just above the T in TEN, while a couple of reverse rim marks are present, but trivial. Certainly not in the same class with the impressive XF 45 example we offered from the Warren Miller collection (10/95), but perhaps a more affordable opportunity to acquire the desirable key Liberty ten-dollar issue.

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

    Weight: 16.72 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper

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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    June, 1997
    5th-6th Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 209
    Sold on Jun 5, 1997 for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
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