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    1858 Eagle, CAC-Approved AU53
    An Erstwhile Major Series Rarity

    1858 $10 AU53 PCGS. CAC. As recently as the 1970s, the 1858 was regarded as a major rarity in the Liberty Head eagle series but the population of this date has almost doubled, likely due to coins located in overseas sources. Today there are around 50 or so examples known from an original mintage of just 2,521 pieces. The 1858 is now more available than issues such as the 1859-O, 1859-S, 1860-S, 1863, and the 1865-S Normal Date.

    The 1858 remains rare in About Uncirculated with fewer than 10 specimens known and it is almost never seen above AU55. There are two examples known in Uncirculated:

    1. MS64+ PCGS. MTB, bought over the counter in 1972; Long Beach Signature (Heritage, 10/1995), lot 6309, where it brought $114,950; Central States Signature (Heritage, 5/2007), lot 2343, where it sold for $276,000; Simpson / Hall Collection; Tyrant Collection.
    2. MS61 PCGS. ANA Signature (Heritage, 8/1997), lot 7753, where it realized $17,250; Long Beach Signature (Heritage, 2/2018), lot 4248, where it sold for $27,600 (as an NGC MS61); David Lawrence Rare Coins (9/2018), lot 9277, where it brought $60,350; DL Hansen Collection.

    This is about as nice an example as one is likely to locate and there are none graded higher than this that have been approved by CAC. This is an original coin with significant reddish-gold color present overall and even deeper hues surrounding and within the recesses of the devices. Numerous small to medium-sized abrasions are peppered across each side.
    From The Harvey B. Jacobson, Jr. Collection of Liberty Eagles. (Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 263W, PCGS# 8625)

    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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    20th-23rd Thursday-Sunday
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