1898-O 10C MS (PCGS# 4816)
The November 2010 Baltimore Auction
Auctioneer: Bowers & Merena
Lot Number: 1556
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This richly patinated Gem exhibits vivid salmon-pink, pale-gold and olive-russet highlights to a base of dominant antique-copper toning. Both sides are fully struck, and there are no outwardly distracting abrasions. The conditionally challenging 1898-O is the sixth-rarest of 17 New Orleans Mint Barber Dimes in Gem Mint State.