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    1879-O Ten Dollar, AU Details
    Key New Orleans Issue

    1879-O $10 -- Improperly Cleaned -- NCS. AU Details. The 1879-O is a well-known absolute and condition rarity among New Orleans gold as well as With Motto tens in general. Only 1,500 pieces were struck, and very few have been seen in AU or mint condition. With such a low mintage, the initial die polish never wore off, and almost all examples are prooflike to one degree or another. This piece retains much of that field brightness, and in addition the surfaces show extra brightness from cleaning. Numerous small- to medium-sized abrasions are scattered across each side, but the only one worthy of individual mention is a shallow scrape behind the mouth of Liberty.
    From Christopher Bently's Nob Hill Collection.(Registry values: N4719)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 265P, PCGS# 8685)

    Weight: 16.72 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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