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    1883-O Ten Dollar, AU50, Gold CAC Label
    Outstanding Quality for the Grade
    Premier Rarity, Just 800 Coins Struck

    1883-O $10 AU50 PCGS. Gold CAC. Variety 1. The 1883-O is the rarest New Orleans eagle of both No Motto and With Motto design types, and it has the lowest mintage of any gold coin from this mint with just 800 pieces struck. It trails just two double eagles -- the 1854-O and the 1856-O -- for the honor of the rarest gold coin from this mint and it is far more affordable than its double eagle counterparts.

    An estimated 45 to 55 examples are known of this date with around a dozen in the various About Uncirculated grades and another two or three pieces in mint condition. The two finest known are a PCGS MS61 in the Tyrant Collection, which is ex: Simpson/Hall, and an NGC MS61 that was sold via private treaty by Douglas Winter Numismatics in January 2008 and had sold as an NGC MS60 in the ANA Signature (Heritage, 8/1999), lot 8139.

    The Jacobson coin is a remarkable 1883-O eagle as it is housed in an old green label PCGS holder and is conservatively graded. The surfaces are reddish tinted and the fields retain significant prooflikeness, as always. However, this piece lacks the usual heavy abrasions seen on almost all examples, which goes far toward explaining the Gold CAC sticker. This is the only 1883-O eagle with a CAC gold label (indicating that CAC regards it as undergraded), and it is clearly the single most valuable and important Liberty Head eagle of any design type with a CAC gold sticker.

    For the collector who wants all the "bells and whistles" possible, this is the ultimate 1883-O eagle. Beyond its rarity, it is one heckuva coin as well.
    From The Harvey B. Jacobson, Jr. Collection of Liberty Eagles. (Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 2668, PCGS# 8701)

    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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