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    Exceedingly Rare 1875 Eagle

    1875 VF 30 PCGS. 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 three AUs have been certified, two by PCGS and one by NGC. This is a solid VF example with some remaining remnants of prooflike finish, even wear, and the numerous light marks one associates with the grade. Two more noticeable digs are seen on the obverse on Liberty's cheek and in the field in front of her neck, a couple of reverse marks are present, one above the arrowheads, one below them. 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 this 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
    January, 1998
    7th-9th Wednesday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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    Sold on Jan 9, 1998 for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
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