SOLD – $10.00 – 1874-S PCGS AU53 CAC

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SOLD – $10.00 – 1874-S PCGS AU53 CAC


Serial Number 8671.53/29141545

PCGS Lookup Number 8671

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The 1874-S eagle is an overlooked issue despite a small original mintage of just 10,000 coins. There are an estimated 100-125 extant with most in the VF-EF range. This date is unknown in Uncirculated and it is rare in properly graded AU53 and above; the best I have seen in a sole PCGS AU58.

This fresh, wholesome example has the luster and body of an AU55 but it has been graded AU53 due to s series of marks in the left obverse field caused by contact with another coin(s). This piece hasn’t been scrubbed as have so many 1874-S eagles and it shows nice light green-gold hues with some rose at the central reverse. The appearance is outstanding for the issue.

Heritage 1/13: 7354 was graded AU53 by PCGS and was non-CAC approved; it sold for $5,288 and was the only auction appearance for this date in a PCGS 53 holder in well over a decade.

This is likely a Condition Census example of this underappreciated date and it is the finest 1874-S eagle that I have handled in the last three or four years.

CAC has approved one coin AU53 with two finer.