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    1878 Ten Dollar, MS65
    Exciting Registry Opportunity
    Finest at NGC, Tied Finest Overall

    1878 $10 MS65 NGC. Although one of the more readily available Liberty tens in low Uncirculated grades, the 1878 eagle becomes scarce in Select Uncirculated condition and rare in near-Gem or finer grades. This MS65 example is the sole-finest at NGC (3/20). Needless to say, the appearance of this coin at auction is of exceptional importance to Registry Set and high-grade eagle collectors. It is the first time we have offered an MS65 example, and the only other auction appearance of an 1878 ten dollar in MS65 appears to be the Bradly Bloch Collection coin (Goldberg Auctioneers, 9/1999, lot 1833, MS65 PCGS) -- more than 20 years ago. That coin remains unseen since its 1999 appearance, likely tucked away in an advanced collection. The present sparkling Gem is supremely lustrous and attractive, with vibrant yellow-gold color and a sharp strike that weakens only slightly at the arrow fletchings. A few widely scattered, tiny marks can be located with scrutiny under a loupe, consistent with the Gem grade. An equally obscure trace of carbon between D and the branch stem provides a useful pedigree marker for this ultimate condition rarity among 1878 eagles. If history is any indicator, it will be a long time before a comparable example will present itself, an opportunity not to be missed by the perceptive collector.(Registry values: N7079)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 265J, PCGS# 8680)

    Weight: 16.72 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    April, 2020
    23rd-26th Thursday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 16
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