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    1839/8 Type of 1838 Ten Dollar, MS63
    One of the Finest Known
    A Highlight of This Collection

    1839/8 $10 Large Letters, Head of 1838, MS63 PCGS. CAC. Varieties of the 1839 eagle are known with the Liberty Head design as seen on coins from 1838 (along with large letters on the reverse), while the second variant shows the Liberty Head design as seen in 1840 and uses small letters on the reverse. The Type of 1838 is considerably more available.

    In terms of its overall rarity, this variety is actually a bit more common than one might expect. There are likely as many as 200+ pieces known and well-circulated examples are easily located. This issue is only marginally scarce in the lower grades of About Uncirculated although nice, problem-free pieces are not as easy to locate as they were a decade ago. In Uncirculated, this is a rare coin with an estimated 10 coins known. This includes a few exceptional pieces, led by the famous PCGS MS66 auctioned by Heritage for $402,500 as part of the Gold Rush Collection in January 2005, and a PCGS MS65 that is owned by Oliver Jung and pedigreed to the Superior February 1998 sale, where it brought $253,000.

    This specific coin is from the famous James Stack Collection, which many advanced collectors and dealers regard as among the greatest (and most unheralded) assemblages of American coins sold in the 1990s. It realized $28,600 as an unencapsulated coin in March 1995, and it was obtained via private treaty by Harvey Jacobson in 2012. The surfaces are medium yellow-gold and there are no important or detracting marks on either side. Central strike details are strong on each side. This is an undisputed highlight of the Jacobson Collection and it represents an important opportunity for the type collector or the Liberty Head eagle date specialist to acquire an exceptional piece that is clearly in the Condition Census both for the date and for the type.
    Ex: James A. Stack, Sr.
    From The Harvey B. Jacobson, Jr. Collection of Liberty Eagles. (Registry values: N10218)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 262E, PCGS# 8576)

    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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