||1890-CC $10 AU58 NGC. CAC. Variety 1-A. The 1890-CC eagle had a low mintage of only 17,500 pieces, but enough examples survived in overseas holdings that the issue is not prohibitively elusive overall. Mint State examples are sometimes available, but are seldom seen finer than MS62. High-end AU representatives are often more eye-appealing and, coincidentally, more affordable for the casual date collector. This piece is an excellent example in that regard, with rich orange-gold patina and remnants of semiprooflike mirroring in the fields. Only a trace of friction is present on the devices, and the surfaces are unusually smooth for the grade. A few deeper rose accents are noted near the borders on each side. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $3818.75. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.