It is a coin which speaks for itself. An old-time rarity in a balanced combination of grade and value is enough to excite any purveyor of the greatest pieces of New Orleans gold. This is the finest 1883-O Eagle we’ve ever had the opportunity to handle.
The date is legendary in numismatic circles for its mintage of just 800 coins and perhaps having the title of the rarest Branch Mint $10 ever struck for circulation.
Fewer than 40 examples are known across all grades combined. The majority of known survivors grade in the XF40-AU50 range, with few grading any better than that and this one being no exception.
Resubmissions account for far more than their normal share of population stats. It seems like every time this coin comes up it eclipses previous records. A classic date destined for one of the greatest sets of all time.