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    1866-S With Motto Ten, AU53
    The Simpson-Hall Example, CAC-Approved

    1866-S $10 Motto AU53 PCGS. CAC. This is the second variety for 1866-S eagles as examples were also struck without a motto. The With Motto is not as well-known as its No Motto counterpart but it is a scarce issue in its own right with fewer than 75 examples known in all grades. This issue saw considerable use in commerce and today it is rare in About Uncirculated with nine or 10 pieces extant. There are none in Uncirculated and the current PCGS population figures show the four highest graded specimens are two in AU55 and two in AU58.

    This is a wholesome example for the issue with pleasing natural color and choice surfaces. The 1866-S With Motto is a true appearance rarity -- consider that CAC has approved only four coins in all grades combined. This includes two in AU53 and just one finer, an AU55.

    Since early 2003, there have been five auction appearances for this date in PCGS AU53 but only two coins have sold since the beginning of 2006. The most recent sale is from the 2016 ANA Auction (Stacks Bowers, 2016), lot 3350, which realized $9,988, and earlier brought $9,200 in the Dallas Signature (Heritage, 12/2005), lot 1488. The Jacobson coin is considerably more choice and should sell for more based on its impressive quality.
    Ex: Simpson-Hall Collection.
    From The Harvey B. Jacobson, Jr. Collection of Liberty Eagles. (Registry values: N4719)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 264K, PCGS# 8650)

    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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