1855-O $10 MS (PCGS# 8617)

The November 2010 Baltimore Auction

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    Bowers & Merena
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Lot Description
1855-O Liberty Eagle. Winter Variety Two. AU-53 (NGC). Richly patinated in a honey-orange color, this bold-looking AU is free of all but light, even wear. Scuffy surfaces are commensurate with the grade, and they still allow appreciation of traces of luster in isolated areas. A very scarce issue with just 18,000 coins struck, the 1855-O has an extant population of only 80-90 pieces (per Doug Winter, <em>Gold Coins of the New Orleans Mint: 1839-1909</em>, 2006 edition).
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