1858-O $10 MS (PCGS# 8626)
The August 2010 Boston Rarities Sale
Auctioneer: Bowers & Merena
Lot Number: 1742
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1858-O Liberty Eagle. Winter Variety One, the only known dies. Die State I. AU-53 (NGC). A more readily obtainable issue than a mintage of 20,000 pieces might suggest, the 1858-O has been represented by a few small hoards that have dribbled into the market since the 1980s. At the BU grade level, the present example is still scarce from a condition standpoint and would make an important addition to an advanced Southern gold set. Honey-orange in color, both sides retain bold-to-sharp definition from a well-executed strike. Scattered abrasions are noted, but none are really worthy of singular concern.<br /> The 1858-O is rarer than the 1847-O and 1851-O in high grades and also places ahead of the 1843-O, 1844-O and 1853-O in terms of total number of coins believed extant.