1904-O $10 Presentation Piece (Special Strike)

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PCGS SP68

PCGS SP68

PCGS #:
88756
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
26.80 millimeters
Weight:
16.70 grams
Mintage:
108,950
Mint:
New Orleans
Metal:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
N/A
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Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
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Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 SP68 PCGS grade
Clarence Rareshide (Crescent City Coin), sold privately for $7,000 at the 1977 FUN Show for $7,000 - Neil Berman and Anthony J. Terranova - Marty Haber, purchased at the 1979 ANA - David Akers “Auction ‘88” 7/1988:847, $82,500 - David Akers “Auction ‘89” 7/1989:1422, $104,500 - Bowers & Merena 3/2000:2467
 
Accompanied by a note: “First Gold Coined 1904, W.J. Brophy, Coiner U.S. Mint, $10,00 and $5.00” and a letter of authenticity by Walter Breen (written after he examined the coin at the 1988 ANA convention), where he wrote “I unhesitatingly declare it a genuine Proof 1904-O Eagle, the first and only one I have heard of.”   Akers described this coin in the 1988 “Auction ‘88” sale catalog as follows: “The strike on this coin is incredibly sharp and the surfaces have a satiny finish that is not unlike the satin proofs of 1909 and 1910.”
#1 SP68 PCGS grade
Clarence Rareshide (Crescent City Coin), sold privately for $7,000 at the 1977 FUN Show for $7,000 - Neil Berman and Anthony J. Terranova - Marty Haber, purchased at the 1979 ANA - David Akers “Auction ‘88” 7/1988:847, $82,500 - David Akers “Auction ‘89” 7/1989:1422, $104,500 - Bowers & Merena 3/2000:2467
 
Accompanied by a note: “First Gold Coined 1904, W.J. Brophy, Coiner U.S. Mint, $10,00 and $5.00” and a letter of authenticity by Walter Breen (written after he examined the coin at the 1988 ANA convention), where he wrote “I unhesitatingly declare it a genuine Proof 1904-O Eagle, the first and only one I have heard of.”   Akers described this coin in the 1988 “Auction ‘88” sale catalog as follows: “The strike on this coin is incredibly sharp and the surfaces have a satiny finish that is not unlike the satin proofs of 1909 and 1910.”