1866-S $10 No Motto MS 45
|Type:||Type 2, No Motto|
|Category:||Liberty Head $10 (1838-1907)|
A major series rarity! This is a true rarity. The mintage of the “no motto” issue was very small and it is estimated that only 40 to 55 survive today in all grades. This is what expert David Akers wrote in his comprehensive book on $10 gold pieces; “The 1866-S No Motto Eagle is one of the rarest dates in the series. In my auction survey, it ranked third in rarity according to frequency of appearance at auction behind only the 1875 and 1864-S and ahead of such well know rarities as the 1798/7 7x6 Stars, 1858 and 1933.” U.S. coin activity was at a minimum during the Civil War and the subsequent Reconstruction period. And San Francisco Mint issues were spent and not saved. PCGS has never graded an example of this rare issue mint state, the finest is AU58. This is an attractive EF45 coin. One of the better examples known of this rarity. CAC certified.