1864 $10 MS (PCGS# 8639)
The November 2011 Baltimore Auction
Lot Number: 9702
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1864 Liberty Eagle. AU-53 (PCGS). Lustrous deep yellow gold with lively olive highlights and some prooflike reflectivity. No serious marks impede the viewer's enjoyment. Only 3,500 eagles were struck in the Philadelphia Mint in 1864, and many of the survivors from that mintage are VF or so. At AU-53, as here, the population thins dramatically--indeed, only eight examples of the date have been called AU-53 or finer by PCGS. A bidding opportunity that is virtually as rare as the coin itself!