Menu
Welcome Sign-In | Register
Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
includes Buyer's Premium (BP) 

Description

Rare 1883-O Ten Dollar, XF45
Above-Average Surfaces

1883-O $10 XF45 NGC. Variety 1. A single variety is known. The 1883-O ten dollar, from a low mintage of just 800 pieces, is difficult to locate in any grade. Only 35 to 45 pieces are thought to have survived to the present day, mostly in Very Fine and Extremely Fine. This estimate more or less agrees with the 47 coins graded by NGC and PCGS, especially considering that a number of certified pieces are likely resubmissions.
Choice XF examples, such as the coin in this lot, are rare, and About Uncirculated coins are very rare. Only one specimen has been certified Mint State -- an MS61 NGC example.
Both sides display an orange-gold hue laced with subtle hints of soft green. The design elements are relatively well-defined, probably slightly better than the typical example, which is poorly struck. More specifically, a few stars exhibit radials, and none can really be considered "very flat," as usually seen. Most of Liberty's hair is fairly strong, though that above the ear is weak. The reverse is uniformly sharp, which is typically seen. Most of the marks scattered about are minute, with only three or four more moderate-sized. The significant point here is that the surface marks are atypical, and not what gold specialist Douglas Winter (2006) says: "The surfaces are invariably covered with heavy abrasions ... planchet cracks or laminations." Winter further states: "Any piece ... which is not covered with deep marks is extremely desirable and should command a strong premium over a typical unappealing example." This is just such a coin. Census: 3 in 45, 14 finer (12/12).(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 2668, PCGS# 8701)


Fees, Shipping, and Handling Description: Coins & Currency (view shipping information)

Sales Tax information  | NGC Coin Grading Guarantee  |  Terms and Conditions

Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

Glossary of Terms

Auction Info

Auction Dates
January, 2013
9th-14th Wednesday-Monday
Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 7
Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
Page Views: 523

Buyer's Premium per Lot:
17.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

Heritage membership

Join Now - It's Free

VIEW BENEFITS
  1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
  2. Bid online
  3. Free Collector newsletter
  4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
  5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    winnings 
Consign now
  • Cash Advances
  • More Bidders
  • Trusted Experts
  • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
Only 11 days left to consign to the 2016 December 8 - 9 World Coins Signature Auction - Hong Kong!

Learn about consigning with us

Your performance in handling auctions should be used as industry standards for other auction companies to rise to!
G.D. ,
Albany, NY
View More Testimonials

HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Compete.com)

Video tutorial

Getting the most out of search

Recent auctions

2016 September 9 - 12 The Twelve Oaks Collection Signature Auction
2016 September 9 - 12 The Twelve Oaks Collection Signature Auction
REALIZED $8,572,049
2016 September 8 - 13 Long Beach Expo World Coins & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach
2016 September 8 - 13 Long Beach Expo World Coins & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach
REALIZED $4,500,427
2016 September 8 - 12 Long Beach Expo World Currency Signature Auction - Long Beach
2016 September 8 - 12 Long Beach Expo World Currency Signature Auction - Long Beach
REALIZED $1,023,060

© 2016 Heritage Auctions | All Rights Reserved