1876 $10 Liberty PCGS AU53 – only 687 minted-!! – SOLD

Description

1876 $10 Liberty Eagle PCGS AU53. Astonishing in both rarity and eye appeal-!! Deep yellow-gold hues adorn the wholesome surfaces of this pleasing centennial rarity. The fields offer a lovely prooflike reflectivity, handsomely juxtaposing the bold and frosty motifs throughout. Admirably preserved and without a distracting notion of any sort. Second only to the near-legendary 1875 eagle in terms of low production figures for Liberty eagles, a miniscule 687 pieces were struck for circulation at Philadelphia in the Centennial year. Numismatic preferences in the mid to late nineteenth century tended towards obtaining Proof examples for date collections instead of seeking out high grade circulation strikes. As a result, almost all known specimens are in circulated grade. Despite the low mintage, the issue has a somewhat higher than usual survival rate, with an estimated 40 to 50 specimens extant, but practically all of them are in circulated grade levels up through AU-50, above which the issue is a serious challenge to locate. PCGS has certified only a single Mint State example at the MS-60 level.