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    1851-O Ten Dollar, MS64
    Only Two Certified in This Grade by PCGS
    Sole Near-Gem With CAC Approval

    1851-O $10 MS64 PCGS. CAC. Variety 1. Ex: HW Bass, Jr. Collection. The variety is confirmed by the presence of a short die break above the first T in STATES on the reverse. The 1851-O is the second most available No Motto eagle from New Orleans after the 1847-O. It is far scarcer in Uncirculated than most casual collectors realize and there are likely as few as nine or 10 pieces extant in Uncirculated condition.

    The three finest known 1851-O eagles:

    1. MS64 PCGS / CAC. Elmer Sears to John H. Clapp, 1920; Clapp Collection; Eliasberg Gold Collection (Bowers and Ruddy, 10/1982), lot 688, where it sold for $24,200; Harry Bass Collection (Bowers and Merena, 11/2000), lot 645, where it realized $29,900; Jacobson Collection.
    2. MS64 PCGS.
    Midwestern Collection, Douglas Winter Numismatics, 2005; Tyrant Collection.
    3. MS64 NGC.
    Current location unknown.

    The example in the Jacobson Collection is likely the finest known 1851-O eagle and it certainly has the best pedigree of this date and mintmark combination with an uninterrupted chain dating back exactly 100 years.


    There are only a handful of No Motto New Orleans eagles graded MS64 or finer, and this 1851-O is one of an even smaller number that will be available to advanced collectors. The mint luster on this piece is nothing less than incredible. It is bright and frosted with slightly reflective fields and pronounced yellow-gold color. Only the slightest abrasions are seen scattered throughout the fields on each side.
    From The Harvey B. Jacobson, Jr. Collection of Liberty Eagles. (Registry values: N7079)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 263B, PCGS# 8607)

    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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