14 December 2000
$10, 1853 EF-45 (PCGS). Rich medium yellow gold with coppery highlights. Lustre gives coin appearance of a higher grade. Despite its generous mintage, the 1853 is very scarce above EF grade and even specimens graded higher than this likely do not share its lovely eye appeal.
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This is the only example of this issue certified by PCGS as part of the S.S. Central America treasure. 1 in date repunched north with serif clear about one-third the distance up the upright. Crack from left base of E in LIBERTY.
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