14 December 2000
$10, 1850 Large Date. EF-40 (PCGS). Olive gold with coppery highlights. An attractive circulated specimen of the date, typical for this issue usually seen in VF and EF grades and rarely higher. Even wear with no problems worthy of note, a pleasant specimen of the sort of gold coins that made up the circulating medium of California in the 1850's.
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This is the finer of two examples from the S.S. Central America treasure certified by PCGS. Crack joins stars 7 through 9 to rim. Another crack to star 10 from field. Short lapping lines at eagle's left shoulder.
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