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Lot 1533

1859-O $10 Liberty. NGC graded AU-55. Mostly untoned with reflective surfaces. A satiny and still lustrous high-end About Uncirculated Eagle with clean surfaces on both sides that are bereft of the usual nicks and rim bruises. Liberty's cheek is particularly nice here. The strike is virtually complete except at the stars, with strong detail on the eagle's wing and neck feathers along with a bold shield and full claws. Regarding the strike, 1859-O, when it is found (which isn't often) tends to be nicely detailed. A very elusive coin in this grade, for obvious reasons: only 2,300 struck. The 1859-O shares the spotlight, according to experts in dated gold, with the other premier rarity among O-mint Eagles, the 1883-O. Top honors are not as clear-cut as as some would suppose. Pop 5; 2 finer. (PCGS # 8629) .
Estimated Value $18,000 - 20,000.

Realized $25,300

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