1854-O $10 Large Date MS (PCGS# 98614)
The June 2010 Baltimore Auction
Auctioneer: Bowers & Merena
Lot Number: 3747
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A very distinct variety, the 1854-O Large Date displays the largest date logotype used in production of any New Orleans Mint Eagle. It is scarcer than the 1854-O Small Date in an absolute sense, and ranks eighth in overall rarity among the 21 No Motto O-mint Eagle deliveries. This piece displays the characteristic softness of strike for the Winter Variety Two die marriage, although we see very little in the way of actual wear. Pretty orange-gold color to both sides, the protected areas around the devices retain considerable luster.