1854-S $10.00 NGC AU55

As a rule, I like coins with real historic significance and the 1854-S eagle certainly falls into this category as it is the very first Liberty Head eagle struck at the San Francisco mint. Unlike the exceedingly rare quarter eagle and half eagle dated 1854-S, the eagle is a relatively obtainable issue although it is uncommon in AU55, rare in AU58 and extremely rare in Uncirculated. This example is clean for the issue with just a few small marks noted on the obverse. The light gold surfaces retain a bit of luster and the strike is very sharp for the issue.