Philadelphia and San Francisco gold coins from the Civil War reconstruction era (1866-1878)
1869 $10

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Coin Details

Origin/Country: UNITED STATES
Design Description: EAGLES - CORONET
Item Description: $10 1869
Full Grade: NGC AU 55
Owner: Desert Gold

Owner Comments:

A rare find in all grades, the 1869 Eagle has an original business strike mintage of just 1,830 pieces. Also conditionally rare at the Choice AU level, the coin that we are offering here would serve with distinction in an advanced gold collection. Even honey-gold color blankets both sides, the surfaces brightening to more of a medium-gold appearance when the coin dips into a light. Still sharply defined despite light highpoint rub, there are also no individually mentionable abrasions even though the surfaces present as overall scuffy from circulation. The 1869 compares favorably in the rarity category to other highly regarded Liberty Eagles such as the 1858, 1859-O, 1863-S and 1866-S Motto.

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