1841 $10.00 NGC AU50

A nice, fresh deeply toned example with attractive green-gold color that is contrasted by russet hues in the protected areas. This coin has enough "body" to grade AU55 but it is a bit abraded, as is typical for the issue. The 1841 eagle is not a common date. It is mostly seen in VF-EF and it is undervalued in the lower AU grades. In Uncirculated, this date is very rare. With common date Liberty Head eagles in AU now trading for close to $1,000, a genuinely scarce date like the 1841 at such a small premium seems like exceptional value to me.