Estimated grade. BARBER ORNAMENTED CAP LIBERTY HEAD LEFT/UNEVEN UPRAISED WINGS EAGLE REVERSE.
David Akers (1975/88): Description: Obverse. Similar to J-1575 except that the date is proportionately larger. Reverse. Similar to J-1575 except that the denomination reads TEN DOLLARS and the motto E PLURIBUS UNUM above the eagle's head is in one line rather than two.
Comments: One of the two known specimens is owned by the City of Omaha, Nebraska as part of the Byron Reed collection The other is owned by Paramount International Coin Corporation and was obtained from Dr. Wilkison who in turn had acquired it from the Judd collection. Although I am not certain, I think that Judd obtained it from the Col. E.H.R. Green collection.
This pattern has been sold at auction only once in history, that being in the Lorin G. Parmelee sale of 1890. It was paired with the similar half eagle and the lot realized $23.00. The Byron Reed specimen is probably the one from the Parmelee sale.