1849 $10 MS (PCGS# 8601)
The June 2010 Baltimore Auction
Auctioneer: Bowers & Merena
Lot Number: 3739
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One of the most plentiful No Motto Tens in worn condition, the 1849 must still be considered a very scarce-to-rare coin in all Mint State grades. Suitably lustrous at the BU grade level, both sides even reveal modest hints of semi-brilliance in the fields as the coin dips into a light. Warm orange-gold color throughout, with an otherwise bold strike that wanes only minimally around the obverse periphery. Scattered abrasions are noted, as perhaps one should expect at the basal Mint State level.