1845-O $10 MS (PCGS# 8593)
The August 2010 Boston Rarities Sale
Auctioneer: Bowers & Merena
Lot Number: 1718
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The digits 45 in the date are boldly repunched to the left, and the date logotype from the initial punch may have been smaller than that which entered the primary date. This piece is sharply struck with even yellow-gold color throughout. Prooflike luster is easily seen as the coin rotates under a light, this despite a smattering of abrasions to the surfaces that helps to explain the BU grade from NGC. Individually conspicuous abrasions, however, are not seen.<br /> While a small hoard of EF and AU examples that entered the market in the early 1990s has made the 1845-O more plentiful in circulated grades than a mintage of 47,500 pieces might imply, this issue remains rare in Mint State. Taking into account the probability of resubmissions in the PCGS and NGC population data, it is likely that fewer than 10-12 different examples are known that could be accurately described as Mint State.