1858-S $10 MS (PCGS# 8627)
The June 2010 Baltimore Auction
Auctioneer: Bowers & Merena
Lot Number: 3752
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This scarce-to-rare issue circulated widely despite having a limited mintage of 11,800 pieces. Most examples were lost to that circulation, in fact, and survivors are not encountered in today's market on anywhere near a regular basis. Light silvery tinting to both sides hardly interferes with dominant reddish-gold color, particularly at more direct angles. Ample evidence of a prooflike finish remains, as does otherwise bold striking detail that wanes appreciably only at and near the borders. We see no abrasions that are worthy of singular attention, although there is some evidence that this coin has been lightly cleaned at one time.