1848-O $10 MS (PCGS# 8600)

The August 2010 Boston Rarities Sale

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    Bowers & Merena
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Lot Description
1848-O Liberty Eagle. Winter Variety One. AU-53 (NGC). Produced in far fewer numbers than the 1847-O, the 1848-O (just 35,850 pieces produced), is a much more elusive Eagle in today's market. Here we offer a khaki-orange survivor with light wear and a smattering of abrasions from time spent in active circulation. An overall soft strike is characteristic of the issue, although we note that the reverse presents as somewhat bolder in detail than the obverse. A bit glossy in texture, yet not distracting so.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;The 1848-O is similar in overall rarity to the 1850-O and 1854-O Small Date. It is rarer in an absolute sense than such other O-mint Tens as the 1842-O, 1843-O, 1845-O and 1858-O.
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