1849-O $10 MS (PCGS# 8602)
The March 2011 Baltimore Auction
Lot Number: 6705
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Ranking fourth in rarity among New Orleans Mint Tens of the No Motto type, the 1849-O has an extant population of perhaps only 75-85 coins from a mintage of 23,900 pieces. Extremely rare in Mint State, this issue is only slightly less elusive in properly graded AU. Softly struck, as is characteristic of the issue, this piece is still bold enough in detail with enough luster in evidence to support the assigned grade. Quite scuffy throughout, yet revealing no abrasions that we deem worthy of individual attention. A rare find for the Southern gold or Liberty Eagle specialist.