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    1876 Eagle, Appealing AU58
    687 Pieces Made for Circulation

    1876 $10 AU58 PCGS. The 1876 eagle has a scant production of just 687 circulation strikes and 45 proofs. Despite the extremely low mintage, contemporary collector demand was satisfied by the few proofs; the business strikes entered circulation. Only two examples have been certified in Mint State, an MS60 at PCGS and an MS61 Prooflike at NGC. Only a small percentage of the original mintage has survived in any condition.

    The bright orange-gold surfaces of this near-Mint State specimen are partially prooflike, especially on the reverse, which exhibits modest field-device contrast at various angles. The design elements are sharply impressed, further enhancing the coin's overall eye appeal. Distributed light marks are undistracting. Population: 1 in 58, 1 finer (11/13).
    From the collection of Donald E. Bently, sold for the benefit of the Bently Foundation.(Registry values: N2998)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 265C, PCGS# 8674)

    Weight: 16.72 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    Auction Dates
    January, 2014
    8th-12th Wednesday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 15
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