1894-O $10 MS (PCGS# 8730)
The August 2010 Boston Rarities Sale
Auctioneer: Bowers & Merena
Lot Number: 1771
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Scarcer than the lower-mintage 1888-O, 1892-O and 1893-O, the 1894-O is clearly among the more underrated rarities in the New Orleans Mint Eagle series. Mint State-62s are the best that the market can usually muster for this issue, but even such pieces are very scarce in an absolute sense. A fully struck, reddish-orange BU, this impressive survivor appears uncommonly smooth at the assigned grade level. There are no abrasions of note, indeed, and some light haziness to the obverse that disturbs the luster to a small degree may be the only impediment to a Choice Mint State grade.