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    1876-S Ten Dollar, AU53
    A Rare, Low-Mintage Issue

    1876-S $10 AU53 PCGS. Of all the eagles struck at the San Francisco mint, the 1876-S has the second lowest mintage (after the 1860-S). There were only 5,000 coins struck and this issue is rare in all grades. There are 60 to 70 coins known with many of these grading XF45 and below. PCGS shows a population of 17 pieces in the lower About Uncirculated grades (10 in AU50 and seven in AU53), but these figures are inflated by resubmissions. There are likely no more than a dozen examples known in AU, and the 1876-S is rare in AU55 and virtually unknown finer. The finest known is the NGC/CAC AU58 that brought $33,600 in the Admiral Collection (Heritage, 2/2018), lot 4298.

    Since the middle of 2000, there have been just two 1876-S eagles graded AU53 by PCGS that sold at auction. The most recent record is from the Bently Collection (Heritage, 3/2014), lot 30385, at $12,925. The only PCGS AU55 to sell in over two decades brought $22,325 in the Baltimore Auction (Stacks Bowers, 11/2013), lot 2223.

    This piece almost certainly qualifies at the lower end of the Condition Census and it represents just about the finest quality available for this rare, overlooked date. Luster remains in the fields, and the devices are sharp. The only mentionable abrasion is a light pinscratch on the reverse below the olive branch.
    From The Harvey B. Jacobson, Jr. Collection of Liberty Eagles. (Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 265E, PCGS# 8676)

    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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    Auction Dates
    February, 2020
    20th-23rd Thursday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 12
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