SOLD – $10.00 – 1880-O NGC AU58

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SOLD – $10.00 – 1880-O NGC AU58

6,250.00

Serial Number 452316-006

PCGS Lookup Number 8689

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The 1880-O has long been an overlooked issue despite its small original mintage of just 9,200. It is mostly seen in the EF40 to AU50 range and it becomes rare in properly graded AU58. In Uncirculated, this is an extremely rare date with fewer than a half dozen.

This lightly worn, lustrous example is notable for superb deep original orange-gold color which is probably the result of storage in a European bank vault. There is no real wear but the surfaces are noticeably abraded with more of these at the central obverse than anywhere else. The eye appeal is excellent.

There have only been six auction records for this date in AU59 since 2002. The last was for a washed-out, overgraded NGC example, ex Heritage 10/11: 5026, which sold cheaply at $4,313. A nice PCGS AU58 sold for $8,050 in Stacks Bowers’ 3/11 auction.

This is the first nice 1880-O eagle that I have handled in some time and I know that this is a date which appears on many collector’s want lists.