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1839/8 $10 Large Letters, MS

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Type Coin
Title 1839/8 $10 Large Letters, MS
Date 1839/8
Grade AU50
Service NGC
Service Catalog # 8576
Denomination $10

1839/8 $10 Large Letters AU50 NGC. Christian Gobrecht's original Liberty Head design, issued in 1838 and early 1839, portrayed Liberty with a more elegant hair style and curved bust truncation than on later issues. The two-year type is scarce and sought-after in high grade. This About Uncirculated example displays light field chatter and original olive-gold patina. Some prooflike reflectivity is visible in the protected regions of the reverse, as is characteristic. Remnants of the 1839/8 overdate are plainly visible on this piece along the right edge of the 9. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.

Heritage Newman IX, November 2017, lot 15107, realized $5160. Images and description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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