1842-O $10 MS (PCGS# 8587)

The August 2010 Boston Rarities Sale

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    Bowers & Merena
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Lot Description
1842-O Liberty Eagle. Winter Variety One. AU-50 (PCGS). One of the more conditionally challenging New Orleans Mint Tens, the 1842-O ranks 10th of 21 issues in the No Motto portion of this Southern gold series at the AU and Mint State grade levels. There is little-enough wear here to preclude an About Uncirculated designation for this piece, and the overall strike is actually quite bold by the standards of the issuing Mint. Deep khaki-gold color dominates the outward appearance on both sides, but more direct angles do reveal faint remnants of an original semi-prooflike finish in the protected areas around the devices. Wispy hairlines and a trace of haziness in the fields are noted for accuracy.
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