1854-S Liberty Head Eagle. AU-58 (PCGS). CAC. Lovely orange-gold surfaces reveal tinges of pale rose iridescence under a light. Plenty of frosty mint luster remains, and the surfaces are minimally worn with most design elements retaining sharp to full striking detail. The historically significant 1854-S is the first San Francisco Mint ten-dollar gold issue. Fortunately for todays mintmarked gold type collectors, a relatively high percentage of the 123,826-piece mintage has survived, almost exclusively in circulated grades. Mint State survivors are so rare, in fact, that this lovely AU-58 -- scarce in its own right -- represents the finest realistically obtainable as far as most collectors are concerned. From the D. Brent Pogue Collection.