1866-S $10 No Motto MS (PCGS# 8644)
The June 2010 Baltimore Auction
Auctioneer: Bowers & Merena
Lot Number: 3756
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This is a honey-rose coin with overall bold definition noted for both sides. Faint flickers of luster are discernible here and there around the devices, particularly those located near the borders such as the obverse stars, the date and the reverse lettering. Lightly abraded surfaces are noted, but with no sizeable distractions this coin is obviously gently circulated by S-mint No Motto Eagle standards.<br /> The 1866-S No Motto is an important rarity in all grades, the original mintage amounting to a mere 8,500 pieces. Most of those coins have long since been lost to circulation, and even VF and EF survivors are elusive in the market. AUs are rare, and Mint State coins are all but unknown.