1869-S $10 MS (PCGS# 8656)

2006 January Orlando, FL (FUN #2) Signature Auction #394

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1869-S $10 XF45 NGC. In October of 1868, the Philadelphia Mint shipped six obverse and two reverse dies to the San Francisco mint. But only 6,430 Eagles emerged from the San Francisco facility the following year. The 1869 is an elusive coin that is similar in rarity to the 1866-S Motto, 1868-S, and the S-mint issues dated 1870-1874. The 1869-S is predominantly represented by VF survivors with XF pieces rarely encountered. The Choice XF specimen offered here yields deep orange-gold patina and traces of luster in the protected areas. The design features are well defined, though the hair over Liberty's ear is a tad soft. A few minor marks scattered over each side are not offensive. Census: 5 in 45, 26 finer (11/05).
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