1874 $10.00 PCGS MS62

The 1874 is basically the only Philadelphia eagle struck between this year and going back to the early 1860's that can be found from time to time in Uncirculated grades. When available, most are seen in the MS60 to MS61 range and properly graded MS62's are scarce. This piece has a very fresh appearance with nice luster and pleasing green-gold fields that are contrasted by orange-gold borders. There are a few scattered abrasions on the obverse that limit the grade but the originality of this piece makes it very appealing. The last APR for a PCGS MS62 is Heritage 4/11: 6649 which brought $4,025 and which was, in my opinion, not quite as nice as this example in spite of being approved by CAC. With this series becoming more and more popular, good values such as this are becoming more and more limited.