1846-O $10 Liberty No Motto NGC AU53
1846-O $10 Liberty No Motto NGC AU53. The 1846-O, with an original mintage of 81,780 pieces, is scarce in About Uncirculated and is virtually impossible to locate in Mint State. Such a mintage would suggest that it should be moderately available on the market at any time, but as is our experience with branch mint gold, especially New Orleans mint gold eagles, nothing could be farther from the truth. For example, a total of 148 coins have been certified by NGC in all grades. In AU53, we see a mere 32 with 21 finer.
There are no marks worthy of mention, except for a horizontal line through Liberty’s trunk, and the strike is sharp save for the typical weakness on the stars and the hair curl above Liberty’s ear.