1842 $10 Small Date MS (PCGS# 8585)
Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction
Auctioneer: Ira & Larry Goldberg
Lot Number: 1696
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An extremely rare variety of this early <I>No Motto</I> eagle. There was a mintage of only 18,623 pieces of the Small Date variety in 1842, the date being the same size as that of 1840-1841 issues. Bright greenish-yellow gold with semi-prooflike surfaces and a frosty and well-defined Liberty. Free from hairlines or any distracting marks or abrasions. Soft microgranular luster seen in the periphery. This 1842 Small Date specimen is one of the finer known examples to come to the market in quite some time. <I>A die crack extends from the border at the tip of eagle's right wing, continuing across the wing and through the shield</I>. <BR>Estimated Value $10,000 - 12,000.