SOLD – $10.00 – 1870-S PCGS AU58, Old Green Holder

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SOLD – $10.00 – 1870-S PCGS AU58, Old Green Holder


Serial Number 8659.58/5228936

PCGS Lookup Number 8659

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Old Green Holder.

This is an overlooked issue in spite of a mintage of only 8,000 coins. There are around 70-80 known total with most in the VF-EF range. In AU, the 1870-S eagle is very rare and I am aware of only three to five which graded AU55 to AU58. In Uncirculated, this date is unique; the Bass/Eliasberg coin sold for a strong $36,800 in 2000 and it is resides in a PCGS MS61 holder.

This remarkable coin has virtually full luster below medium orange-gold color and there is just the slightest amount of wear seen on the relief details of the obverse. A few scattered ticks can be seen in the fields and there is a fairly pronounced reverse grease stain, as made, at the central reverse.

There are just two examples currently known in PCGS AU58 and the other, ex Bass III: 8266, brought $9,200 all the way back in early 2002.

A very rare and important coin.

Ex Heritage 1/02: 8266 where it realized $9,200.