1852-O $10 MS (PCGS# 8609)
The March 2011 Baltimore Auction
Lot Number: 6709
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One of the more elusive New Orleans Mint Eagles of the No Motto type, the 1852-O (just 18,000 pieces produced) compares favorably in this regard to the 1849-O, 1856-O and 1857-O. Conditionally scarce in that both sides retain much of the original semi-prooflike finish, this medium-gold example exhibits only light wear to the higher elements of the design. Softly struck in the center of the obverse, yet more-or-less bold elsewhere, scattered abrasions are commensurate with the grade.