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Lot 1471

1852 U.S. Assay Office $10 Gold, 884 THOUS. NGC graded AU-58. Nice untoned example. A high degree of luster distinguishes the satiny, albeit somewhat granular golden surfaces from others of the date which are less frosty even though in technically similar grade. Collectors familiar with the series will recognize this difference at once. The 884 THOUS type of Assay Office $10 is traditionally been ascribed to the "scarce" or "rare" category, and for obvious reasons. Once the U.S. Mint in San Francisco opened for coining in 1854, almost the entire earlier production of Assay Office coins, along with Humbert's territorials, were recoined into federal coinage. A wonderful opportunity for the specialist in this series to acquire a high grade specimen. Pop 24; 41 finer; 6 in 60; 23 in 61; 9 in 62; 3 in 64. (PCGS # 10001) .
Estimated Value $8,000 - 8,500.

Realized $7,475

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