1874 $10 Liberty PCGS MS62. This sensational example is one of our most recent acquisitions. The gold eagles struck during the 1870’s have the distinction of some of the lowest mintage runs of any date in any series. For example, the 1871 and 1872 have mintages of less than 2,000. The 1873, struck one year before this coin had a miniscule mintage of only 800 coins – and the 1875, the coin struck afterwards, has an ORIGINAL mintage of 100 coins! 1876 = 687; 1877 = 797 total minted. But while the 1874 has a mintage of 53,160 coins, however, PCGS has only certified 396 coins in all grades as of this writing! In Nearly Choice Brilliant Uncirculated condition, MS-62, PCGS has certified only ten (10) coins. For these reasons we find this coin will continue to enjoy intense demand from collectors, investors and dealers in years to come.
The present example shows a very pleasing frosty cameo contrast. The fields are bright and flashy showing just a couple of marks on the obverse and one on the reverse – all in the fields.