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Sale 1223 — U.S. Postal History and U.S. Gold Coins

Sale Date — Fri, 5 Jun, 2020

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Category — $10 Liberty Eagles — Lots 9088 to 9106

Liberty Eagle, $10, 1844 - O, 8591, Obverse
Lot 9088 Obverse
Liberty Eagle, $10, 1844 - O, 8591, Reverse
Lot 9088 Reverse
Lot 9088
Type: Liberty Eagle
Denomination: $10.00
Year-Mint: 1844 - O
PCGS #: 8591
Grade: AU 55 Service: NGC
Identification #: 429989011
CDN CPG® Value: $3,440
Estimate: $2,200
Minimum Bid: $1,800
Condition Notes  
Intense deep gold luster with hints of crimson gold, a few hairlines behind head and typical light overall abrasion marks, but without the prominent marks noted on other AU55 pieces (except for a one in the rim of the reverse at 11 o'clock)
Commentary  
Despite the availability of New Orleans Mint $10.00 1844s, pieces in About Uncirculated grades are scarce, and AU55 and AU58 coins are rare (only a handful exist in Mint State).
Liberty Eagle, $10, 1847 - , 8597, Obverse
Lot 9089 Obverse
Liberty Eagle, $10, 1847 - , 8597, Reverse
Lot 9089 Reverse
Lot 9089
Type: Liberty Eagle
Denomination: $10.00
Year-Mint: 1847 -
PCGS #: 8597
Grade: AU 55 Service: NGC
Identification #: 4305249045
CDN CPG® Value: $1,260
Estimate: $800
Minimum Bid: $700
Condition Notes  
Deep gold with traces of original luster in protected areas, strong strike, some scattered marks and a more prominent one behind head, still a solid AU55, from the Granite Lady Hoard (NGC)
Commentary  
The 1847 Eagle minted at Philadelphia is one of the more available issues, but remains popular and in great demand.
Liberty Eagle, $10, 1847 - O, 8598, Obverse
Lot 9090 Obverse
Liberty Eagle, $10, 1847 - O, 8598, Reverse
Lot 9090 Reverse
Lot 9090
Type: Liberty Eagle
Denomination: $10.00
Year-Mint: 1847 - O
PCGS #: 8598
Grade: AU 50 Service: PCGS
Identification #: 36003957
CDN CPG® Value: $1,310
Estimate: $850
Minimum Bid: $700
Condition Notes  
Medium greenish gold luster and fully defined strike, grades at AU50 due to scattered marks, but great eye appeal, from the New Orleans Gold Hoard (PCGS)
Commentary  
The New Orleans Mint produced 571,500 $10.00 Liberty No Motto coins in 1847, the third highest mintage of this issue and the highest of New Orleans Mint Eagles. The coinage coincided with the first U.S. postage stamps, the 5¢ and 10¢ 1847s, and a Liberty Eagle could be used to buy a 10¢ sheet.
Liberty Eagle, $10, 1847 - O, 8598, Obverse
Lot 9091 Obverse
Liberty Eagle, $10, 1847 - O, 8598, Reverse
Lot 9091 Reverse
Lot 9091
Type: Liberty Eagle
Denomination: $10.00
Year-Mint: 1847 - O
PCGS #: 8598
Grade: VF 35 Service: PCGS
Identification #: 36173390
CDN CPG® Value: $1,100
Estimate: $750
Minimum Bid: $700
Condition Notes  
Medium gold with some liveliness to the surface, wear commensurate with the grade, from the New Orleans Gold Hoard (PCGS)
Commentary  
The New Orleans Mint produced 571,500 $10.00 Liberty No Motto coins in 1847, the third highest mintage of this issue and the highest of New Orleans Mint Eagles. The coinage coincided with the first U.S. postage stamps, the 5¢ and 10¢ 1847s, and a Liberty Eagle could be used to buy a 10¢ sheet.
Liberty Eagle, $10, 1847 - O, 8598, Obverse
Lot 9092 Obverse
Liberty Eagle, $10, 1847 - O, 8598, Reverse
Lot 9092 Reverse
Lot 9092
Type: Liberty Eagle
Denomination: $10.00
Year-Mint: 1847 - O
PCGS #: 8598
Grade: VF 35 Service: PCGS
Identification #: 36173395
CDN CPG® Value: $1,100
Estimate: $750
Minimum Bid: $700
Condition Notes  
Greenish gold, wear commensurate with the grade, from the New Orleans Gold Hoard (PCGS)
Commentary  
The New Orleans Mint produced 571,500 $10.00 Liberty No Motto coins in 1847, the third highest mintage of this issue and the highest of New Orleans Mint Eagles. The coinage coincided with the first U.S. postage stamps, the 5¢ and 10¢ 1847s, and a Liberty Eagle could be used to buy a 10¢ sheet.
Liberty Eagle, $10, 1848 - O, 8600, Obverse
Lot 9093 Obverse
Liberty Eagle, $10, 1848 - O, 8600, Reverse
Lot 9093 Reverse
Lot 9093
Type: Liberty Eagle
Denomination: $10.00
Year-Mint: 1848 - O
PCGS #: 8600
Grade: XF 40 Service: NGC
Identification #: 1902835005
CDN CPG® Value: $3,750
Estimate: $2,500
Minimum Bid: $2,000
Condition Notes  
Medium gold and typically soft strike, shows wear but no serious abrasion marks
Commentary  
With a mintage of only 35,850 pieces at New Orleans in 1848, this is a key mintmark/date for the Liberty Eagle series. Examples are typically well-circulated.
Liberty Eagle, $10, 1849 - , 8601, Obverse
Lot 9094 Obverse
Liberty Eagle, $10, 1849 - , 8601, Reverse
Lot 9094 Reverse
Lot 9094
Type: Liberty Eagle
Denomination: $10.00
Year-Mint: 1849 -
PCGS #: 8601
Grade: MS 60 Service: NGC
Identification #: 4305249183
CDN CPG® Value: $3,000
Estimate: $2,000
Minimum Bid: $1,800
Condition Notes  
Lively surfaces with honey and olive gold accents, a flash of rose in angled light, light friction marks but a not insignificant contact mark in the rim at 6 o'clock, from the Granite Lady Hoard (NGC)
Commentary  
The 1849 Eagle minted at Philadelphia is plentiful in Circulated state, but becomes much scarcer in Mint State. This base MS piece has pleasing overall appearance despite the rim dent.
Liberty Eagle, $10, 1849 - , 8601, Obverse
Lot 9095 Obverse
Liberty Eagle, $10, 1849 - , 8601, Reverse
Lot 9095 Reverse
Lot 9095
Type: Liberty Eagle
Denomination: $10.00
Year-Mint: 1849 -
PCGS #: 8601
Grade: AU 55 Service: NGC
Identification #: 4305231009
CDN CPG® Value: $1,390
Estimate: $900
Minimum Bid: $700
Condition Notes  
Greenish gold with noticeable original crimson luster in the protected areas, detailed strike, scattered shallow friction marks, the "1" of date is missing the lower left serif, from the Granite Lady Hoard (NGC)
Commentary  
The 1849 Eagle minted at Philadelphia is plentiful in Circulated state, but becomes much scarcer in Mint State. This Choice AU55 is quite attractive.
Liberty Eagle, $10, 1850 - , 8603, Obverse
Lot 9096 Obverse
Liberty Eagle, $10, 1850 - , 8603, Reverse
Lot 9096 Reverse
Lot 9096
Type: Liberty Eagle
Denomination: $10.00
Year-Mint: 1850 - (Large Date)
PCGS #: 8603
Grade: AU 55 Service: NGC
Identification #: 4305230099
CDN CPG® Value: $1,380
Estimate: $900
Minimum Bid: $700
Condition Notes  
Deep gold with olive accents, well-defined strike, some scattered marks confined mainly to fields, from the Granite Lady Hoard (NGC)
Commentary  
The Philadelphia Mint produced 291,451 gold Eagles in 1850, both Small and Large Date.
Liberty Eagle, $10, 1850 - , 8603, Obverse
Lot 9097 Obverse
Liberty Eagle, $10, 1850 - , 8603, Reverse
Lot 9097 Reverse
Lot 9097
Type: Liberty Eagle
Denomination: $10.00
Year-Mint: 1850 - (Large Date)
PCGS #: 8603
Grade: XF 45 Service: NGC
Identification #: 4305249450
CDN CPG® Value: $1,090
Estimate: $750
Minimum Bid: $700
Condition Notes  
Deep gold and lively surfaces, well-defined strike, wear in hair and tips of eagle's wings, from the Granite Lady Hoard (NGC)
Commentary  
The Philadelphia Mint produced 291,451 gold Eagles in 1850, both Small and Large Date.
Liberty Eagle, $10, 1850 - O, 8605, Obverse
Lot 9098 Obverse
Liberty Eagle, $10, 1850 - O, 8605, Reverse
Lot 9098 Reverse
Lot 9098
Type: Liberty Eagle
Denomination: $10.00
Year-Mint: 1850 - O
PCGS #: 8605
Grade: AU 55 Service: NGC
Identification #: 3817403008
CDN CPG® Value: $7,500
Estimate: $3,750
Minimum Bid: $2,700
Condition Notes  
Deep gold patina with distinctive crimson original luster in protected areas, solid strike, some scattered marks and hairlines in fields, still a very strong AU55, from the New Orleans Gold Hoard (NGC)
Commentary  
57,500 gold Eagles were minted at New Orleans in 1850. The great rarity of Mint State pieces makes this AU55 quite desirable. PCGS reports 12 at AU55, 8 AU58 and 3 in any MS grade. NGC reports 36 at AU55, 17 at AU58 and 3 in MS60 grade (none higher).
Liberty Eagle, $10, 1861 - , 8633, Obverse
Lot 9099 Obverse
Liberty Eagle, $10, 1861 - , 8633, Reverse
Lot 9099 Reverse
Lot 9099
Type: Liberty Eagle
Denomination: $10.00
Year-Mint: 1861 -
PCGS #: 8633
Grade: AU 58 Service: PCGS
Identification #: 32199011
CDN CPG® Value: $3,750
Estimate: $2,400
Minimum Bid: $2,000
Condition Notes  
Brilliant honey-gold semi-reflective luster, sharply detailed strike, scattered contact marks but none particularly distracting, this is every bit as attractive as base Mint State pieces we've seen
Commentary  
113,164 gold Eagles were minted at Philadelphia in 1861, the first year of the Civil War.
Liberty Eagle, $10, 1861 - , 8633, Obverse
Lot 9100 Obverse
Liberty Eagle, $10, 1861 - , 8633, Reverse
Lot 9100 Reverse
Lot 9100
Type: Liberty Eagle
Denomination: $10.00
Year-Mint: 1861 -
PCGS #: 8633
Grade: AU 55 Service: NGC
Identification #: 4243552007
CDN CPG® Value: $2,560
Estimate: $1,600
Minimum Bid: $1,400
Condition Notes  
Honey-gold semi-reflective luster with original rose luster around protected areas, some hairline contact marks including one on cheek, but a very strong and appealing AU55
Commentary  
113,164 gold Eagles were minted at Philadelphia in 1861, the first year of the Civil War.
Liberty Eagle, $10, 1895 - O, 8733, Obverse
Lot 9101 Obverse
Liberty Eagle, $10, 1895 - O, 8733, Reverse
Lot 9101 Reverse
Lot 9101
Type: Liberty Eagle
Denomination: $10.00
Year-Mint: 1895 - O
PCGS #: 8733
Grade: MS 62 Service: PCGS
Identification #: 82654841
CDN CPG® Value: $1,750
Estimate: $1,100
Minimum Bid: $850
Condition Notes  
Brilliant semi-reflective surfaces, sharp and fully detailed strike, a couple of black spots on obverse and bag marks in fields, from the New Orleans Gold Hoard (PCGS)
Commentary  
98,000 were minted at New Orleans in 1895.The 1895-O Liberty Eagle has become more available in AU and MS grades, due to the influx of pieces from the European bank hoards.
Liberty Eagle, $10, 1895 - O, 8733, Obverse
Lot 9102 Obverse
Liberty Eagle, $10, 1895 - O, 8733, Reverse
Lot 9102 Reverse
Lot 9102
Type: Liberty Eagle
Denomination: $10.00
Year-Mint: 1895 - O
PCGS #: 8733
Grade: AU 58 Service: PCGS
Identification #: 84761151
CDN CPG® Value: $1,190
Estimate: $750
Minimum Bid: $700
Condition Notes  
Deep gold with lots of crimson around protected areas, sharp and fully detailed strike, a noticeable mark across the bridge of Liberty's nose probably keeps this from MS grade, which otherwise it certainly deserves, from the New Orleans Gold Hoard (PCGS)
Commentary  
98,000 were minted at New Orleans in 1895.The 1895-O Liberty Eagle has become more available in AU and MS grades, due to the influx of pieces from the European bank hoards.
Liberty Eagle, $10, 1895 - O, 8733, Obverse
Lot 9103 Obverse
Liberty Eagle, $10, 1895 - O, 8733, Reverse
Lot 9103 Reverse
Lot 9103
Type: Liberty Eagle
Denomination: $10.00
Year-Mint: 1895 - O
PCGS #: 8733
Grade: AU 55 Service: PCGS
Identification #: 84761153
CDN CPG® Value: $1,160
Estimate: $750
Minimum Bid: $700
Condition Notes  
Crimson gold luster with olive accents, sharp strike, no shortage of abrasion marks but very modest wear and quite attractive overall, from the New Orleans Gold Hoard (PCGS)
Commentary  
98,000 were minted at New Orleans in 1895.The 1895-O Liberty Eagle has become more available in AU and MS grades, due to the influx of pieces from the European bank hoards.
Liberty Eagle, $10, 1901 - O, 8748, Obverse
Lot 9104 Obverse
Liberty Eagle, $10, 1901 - O, 8748, Reverse
Lot 9104 Reverse
Lot 9104
Type: Liberty Eagle
Denomination: $10.00
Year-Mint: 1901 - O
PCGS #: 8748
Grade: MS 63 Service: PCGS
Identification #: 83556885
CDN CPG® Value: $3,380
Estimate: $2,200
Minimum Bid: $1,800
Condition Notes  
Lustrous honey-gold surfaces, sharp and fully detailed strike, a couple of black spots on obverse and minute bag marks in fields, from the New Orleans Gold Hoard (PCGS)
Commentary  
72,401 of the $10.00 Liberty Eagle were produced at the New Orleans Mint in 1901. A substantial quantity of Uncirculated and Mint State pieces were recovered from European banks, but they become significantly scarcer at MS63 and above.
Liberty Eagle, $10, 1903 - O, 8753, Obverse
Lot 9105 Obverse
Liberty Eagle, $10, 1903 - O, 8753, Reverse
Lot 9105 Reverse
Lot 9105
Type: Liberty Eagle
Denomination: $10.00
Year-Mint: 1903 - O
PCGS #: 8753
Grade: MS 64 Service: PCGS
Identification #: 82653353
CDN CPG® Value: $5,620
Estimate: $3,500
Minimum Bid: $3,250
Condition Notes  
Brilliant semi-reflective honey-gold luster, sharp and fully detailed strike, minor mark on jaw, otherwise virtually mark-free, from the New Orleans Gold Hoard (PCGS)
Commentary  
112,771 of the $10.00 Liberty Eagle were produced at the New Orleans Mint in 1903. A huge quantity of Uncirculated and Mint State pieces were recovered from European banks, but only 24 are graded PCGS MS64, and just two are finer (at 65+ and 66). NGC reports 7 at 64 and 1 at 65.
Liberty Eagle, $10, 1903 - O, 8753, Obverse
Lot 9106 Obverse
Liberty Eagle, $10, 1903 - O, 8753, Reverse
Lot 9106 Reverse
Lot 9106
Type: Liberty Eagle
Denomination: $10.00
Year-Mint: 1903 - O
PCGS #: 8753
Grade: MS 62 Service: PCGS
Identification #: 82653377
CDN CPG® Value: $1,390
Estimate: $900
Minimum Bid: $700
Condition Notes  
Honey-gold matte surfaces, sharp strike, some friction marks, including a couple on face, from the New Orleans Gold Hoard (PCGS)
Commentary  
112,771 of the $10.00 Liberty Eagle were produced at the New Orleans Mint in 1903. A huge quantity of Uncirculated and Mint State pieces were recovered from European banks.
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