1857 PCGS AU 50 $10-
With a mintage of just 5,000 the 1857-O is the third rarest No Motto eagle from New Orleans after the 1859-O and the 1841-O. It is very hard to locate even in the lower AU grades and most of the pieces in AU50 holders are very low end.
This fresh-to-the-market example shows 100% natural deep russet and honey-gold color which is almost never seen on this date. There is good overall detail and a considerable amount of luster remains on both sides. There are some clusters of marks in the fields which caused this coin to not sticker at CAC but it is far better than average for the date and the grade.