Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $10 (1838-1907)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 18,000
Catalog: KM-66.2
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 16.7180g
AGW: 0.4837oz
Melt Value: $597.71 (9/17/2014)
Diameter: 27mm
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1855 O $10 MS obverse 1855 O $10 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1855-O eagle is a rare, underrated issue. There are fewer than 100 pieces known from the original mintage of 18,000 and most survivors are in the Very Fine to Extremely Fine grade range. Approximately a dozen AU pieces are known and just a small number of these grade better than AU 50.

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1855 O $10 MS
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Base $ 1125 1250 1375 1750 3250 3250 5000 7000 10750 18000 27500 38500 - - - - - - - - -
$ 3850 5750 7900 12500 21000 - - - - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 112
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 58


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5/31/2001 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2001 June Long Beach Signature Sale #263, 263/Lot# 9079 $6,440.00
6/20/2004 NGC XF 40   Teletrade Auction 1898, 1898/Lot# 1614 $1,155.00
5/15/2006 NGC XF 45   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 87: Lake Champlain & Colony Collections, 92/Lot# 275 $299.00
11/3/2010 NGC AU 53   Stack's Bowers The November 2010 Baltimore Auction, 44/Lot# 5219 $4,427.50
9/2/2012 PCGS   Goldberg September 2-5, 2012 The September 2-5, 2012, 70/Lot# 2128 $5,750.00
3/21/2013 PCGS XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2013 March 21 -22 & 24 US Coin Signature Auction - Dallas Session(3), 1183/Lot# 4299 $3,760.00
3/21/2013 NGC AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2013 March 21 -22 & 24 US Coin Signature Auction - Dallas Session(3), 1183/Lot# 4301 $4,993.75
8/11/2013 NGC XF 45   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/11/2013, 87/Lot# 132986 $2,970.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1855 O $10 MS
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1855 O $10 MS Prooflike
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