1847 $10 MS (PCGS# 8597)
The November 2011 Baltimore Auction
Lot Number: 9684
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The 1847 eagle is actually a common coin in lower grades, due to a relatively high mintage of 862,258 pieces. A quick study of the PCGS Population Report shows a great concentration of coins at the EF-40 to AU-50 range. Despite being well represented with some 221 examples from the <em>S.S. </em>Republic, this date is scarce in Mint State, and PCGS has only graded a dozen coins at this level, with a mere four coins finer. This coin has pleasing medium gold surfaces with semi-reflective luster. A good strike and only a widely dispersed smattering of minute contact marks. A lovely example for the specialist.