1877-S $10 MS (PCGS# 8679)
The September 2011 Philadelphia Americana Sale
Lot Number: 5975
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1877-S Liberty Eagle. AU-55 (NGC). Warm honey gold with lively orange toning highlights and plenty of mint frost in the protected areas. From a modest mintage for the date of 17,000 pieces, most of which saw heavy commercial duty in the San Francisco Bay area. The typical grade is apt to be just VF to EF for this date, with pleasing AU or finer coins the exception rather than the rule. Breen (1988) called the date "prohibitively rare above EF." A nice opportunity for an advanced eagle specialist.