1889 $10.00 PCGS MS61

Not many people are aware of this date's true scarcity but only 4,485 business strikes were made and until some AU55 to MS61 examples were located in Europe a few years ago, it was almost never seen above the AU50 level. This bright lustrous example is typical for the issue in that it has a number of abrasions on the surfaces; it seems that most of the survivors were shipped loose in bags to Europe and picked up some chatter on the way. There is no rub on the high spots and enough body remains to suggest a grade of at least a point higher. The last PCGS MS61 to appear at auction was Heritage 11/11: 4379 that sold for $6,038. That coin was just a bit nicer than the present example (and it had a CAC sticker) but this coin is priced at a more affordable level. A good value for the savvy collector of Liberty Head eagles