Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $10 (1838-1907)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 571,500
Catalog: KM-66.2
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 16.7180g
AGW: 0.4837oz
Melt Value: $588.03 (10/1/2014)
Diameter: 27mm
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1847 O $10 MS obverse 1847 O $10 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This is true of all dates, even those that are considered the most common issues. In 1847, the New Orleans Mint produced 571,500 of these coins, and this is the third highest mintage of any date produced from 1838 to 1866. In fact, there were only 21 dates with higher mintages in the entire Liberty Head Eagle series, including all dates through 1907! Given this relatively high mintage, the novice collector might be led to believe that this '47-O Eagle is a common issue in all grades. This is clearly not the case as a review of population and auction data will prove.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/11/2014

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1847 O $10 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 875 900 925 1100 1250 1250 1625 1650 2300 2775 6850 8500 17000 34000 57500 - - - - - -
$ 1350 1700 1750 2400 3250 7500 9500 - - 65000 - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 847
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 63


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10/13/2014 AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2014 October 8 - 13 PNG New York Invitational US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(6), 1210/Lot# 9039


Auction Prices Realized

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7/10/2000 PCGS XF 40   Teletrade Auction 1331, 1331/Lot# 1820 $337.60
2/5/2006 NGC AU 58   Goldberg February 5-8, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 34/Lot# 1238 $1,725.00
9/20/2007 NGC AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 179, 185/Lot# 6052 $644.00
6/26/2008 NGC AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2008 June West Palm Beach, FL (Summer FUN) Signature Coin Auction #1110, 1110/Lot# 2122 $1,380.00
8/30/2013 NGC F 15   Stack's Bowers The September 2013 Philadelphia Auction, 195/Lot# 4927 $763.75
12/1/2013 NGC MS 61   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/01/2013, 103/Lot# 154735 $7,172.00
8/5/2014 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(4), 1208/Lot# 5665 $28,200.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1847 O $10 MS
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Base111174582911241363229027203236352538174565616974311341820226308904775274642117860
111249773927120316722433289233323622406650996589942615687237803651056715890480
00000012031672243328923332362240665099658994261568723780365105671500
000000128319812576306434283719431556347010114221795627335421316567800
1847 O $10 MS Prooflike
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Grade: AU 55
Points: 2720
Owner: JTO
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 2414
Owner: The Arlington Collection
 
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