1848-O $10 MS (PCGS# 8600)
The March 2013 Baltimore Auction
Lot Number: 4253
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1848-O Liberty Eagle. EF-45 (NGC). Deep yellow-gold with lively orange highlights at the peripheries. Only lightly marked n places, a blessing for an eagle that experienced a lengthy stay in commerce. The variety with a hollow ring atop the second set of vertical stripes in the reverse shield. (The first notation in Breen's <em>Encyclopedia </em>(1988) for this reverse variety is for the 1851-O eagle; he notes the reverse variety for <em>later dates, </em>but no eagle earlier than the 1851-O issue is listed with this die anomaly.) Choice for the grade with a solid all-around appearance.