||1897 $10 MS64+ NGC. CAC. The 1897 ten dollar coin is widely popular for type purposes due to its high availability in circulated and lower Mint State grades. Most surviving examples originated from European holdings and therefore are moderately abraded. Availability drops significantly in grades above MS63. This Plus-graded piece shows frosty green and yellow-gold luster, with sharp motifs and smooth, attractive surfaces. A couple of coppery alloy imperfections are noted, one near star 13 and the other on the reverse near the olive leaves, and a faint toning spot is detected on the cheek, attesting to the originality of the surfaces. NGC has encapsulated only 27 numerically finer representatives (8/14). Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $2173.75. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.