1848 $10 MS (PCGS# 8599)
The January 2011 Tampa Bay Rarities Sale
Auctioneer: Bowers & Merena
Lot Number: 1511
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1848 Liberty Eagle. MS-63 (NGC). Much scarcer in circulated grades than even a limited mintage of 145,484 pieces might imply, the 1848 Eagle is a major condition rarity in Mint State. Solidly Choice in quality, the coin we feature in this lot is high in the Condition Census. The quality of strike is typical for a Liberty Ten from the late 1840s, the obverse periphery and the central highpoints on both sides a bit lightly impressed. The luster quality is exceptional, however, both sides aglow with a satiny orange-gold sheen. Minimally abraded with nary a detracting blemish in evidence. An important piece!