1854-O $10 Large Date MS (PCGS# 98614)
The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money
Lot Number: 4510
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The Large Date variety of this year is scarcer than the Small Date. Apparently the date logotype for the double eagle was used for the eagle die, and was too large in appearance compared to others of this era. The surfaces show no circulation evidence but do show moderate handling marks. Delicate olive traces blend into the luster of the orange-gold planchet. This is a highly appealing example for the grade. The strike is sharp and none of the devices show a lot of softness although the central curls and lovelock on Liberty are a trifle so. Interestingly each die has a rather ominous crack, the obverse after star 10 to Liberty's hair bun, and the reverse through the first A of AMERICA to the wing below; these likely account for the rarity of this issue to some degree. A Condition Census quality example of a rare and popular issue.