1852 U.S. Assay Office of Gold $10
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Die notes: Obverse with central motif of eagle perched on a rock, holding a shield, and in its beak a long ribbon inscribed LIBERTY. Above, a label or cartouche on which the fineness, 884 THOUS (no punctuation following), is inscribed. Surrounding: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, and below, TEN DOLS. This is the same motif used for the Humbert $10 coins, but from a different die with numerous small differences. Reverse with engine turning design above and below cartouche inscribed: UNITED STATES ASSAY OFFICE OF GOLD. CALIFORNIA. 1852. Reeded edge. Die state: Perfect dies. PCGS Data: This and one other are the finest examples from the S.S. Central America treasure certified by PCGS.