1844-O $10 MS (PCGS# 8591)

The August 2010 Boston Rarities Sale

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    Bowers & Merena
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Lot Description
1844-O Liberty Eagle. Winter Variety One. AU-50 (PCGS). OGH. This semi-prooflike survivor is sharply defined in the absence of all but light wear. The surfaces are also minimally abraded for a circulated O-mint gold coin of this size, and the overall appearance is more accurately described as Choice AU as opposed to AU-50. There is some glossiness to the texture, however, and a light cleaning probably explains why PCGS net graded this coin. The 1844-O may be among the more plentiful New Orleans Mint Tens, but it is still more elusive in numismatic circles than the 1847-O and 1851-O.
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