1860-O $10 MS (PCGS# 98631)
The March 2013 Baltimore Auction
Lot Number: 4260
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The deep yellow-gold surfaces are alive with luster and olive iridescence, and are mildly prooflike in the fields. Some scattered marks address the unassisted eye, none of them severe enough to warrant discussion here. The strike is bold with just some even wear diminishing the details on the highest points. A scarce date in choice AU, as here, and downright rare in Mint State. Just 11,100 eagles of the date were produced, with the vast majority of that production run sent into the channels of commerce -- VF or EF is the typical grade for surviving specimens from the mintage. The present lustrous specimen affords a great opportunity to obtain this New Orleans Mint scarcity for your eagle collection.