1848-O $10 MS (PCGS# 8600)
The June 2010 Baltimore Auction
Auctioneer: Bowers & Merena
Lot Number: 3738
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1848-O Liberty Eagle. Winter Variety One. AU-55 (NGC). The more readily obtainable die marriage of this issue, Winter Variety One is always characterized by the softness of strike evidenced by the present example. This coin is still overall bold in appearance, however, a feature we attribute to a lack of all but light wear. Scuffiness to the surfaces is also commensurate with the Choice AU designation, although we see no individually distracting abrasions. Even khaki-gold color throughout. Similar in overall rarity to the 1850-O and 1854-O Small Date, the 1848-O is rarer than such other No Motto Tens as the 1843-O, 1844-O and 1858-O.