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Lot 3372

1878-S $10 Liberty. NGC graded MS-60. Untoned with some minor bag marks and hairlines in the fields. Low mintage of 26,100 struck. NGC #1897325-003. Rare date in mint state. This lustrous example appeared in a Heritage sale (2005) where it was described as "Similar in overall rarity to the 1876-S and 1877-S, the 1878-S is one of numerous unsung condition rarities in the long-lived Liberty Eagle series. Only 26,100 pieces were originally produced." The coin is "sharply impressed, crisply detailed" and for those whose specialty is Liberty eagles, representative of the high quality of work done at the San Francisco Mint in the 1870s. "Both sides are richly colored in orange-gold hues with a mostly frosty texture that thins to modest brightness at a few angles. There are a typical amount of small and medium sized abrasions for the MS60 level of preservation. While not as well known as many of the CC-mint Liberty Eagle rarities, this coin is no less of a highlight that represents an important bidding opportunity for the astute specialist." Pop 3; 1 in 61, and 1 in 64 (PCGS # 8682) .
Estimated Value $10,000 - 12,000.


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