1879-O $10 Liberty with Motto NCS AU Details
1879-O $10 Liberty with Motto NCS AU Details. The 1879-O is an iconic issue and widely known as the second-rarest Motto Eagle from the New Orleans Mint, second to the even lower-mintage 1883-O. Among No Motto Tens from New Orleans, only the 1859-O is rarer than the 1879-O. The present example has exceptional detail as you can see and without the cleaning would be a great candidate for the AU58 grade (and a $25,000 price tag?). There is still mint luster within and around the devices, especially at the date and stars.
From Christopher Bently’s Nob Hill Collection.”