Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $10 (1838-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 60,490
Catalog: KM-66.2
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 16.7180g
AGW: 0.4837oz
Melt Value: $626.58 (4/18/2014)
Diameter: 27mm
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1856 $10 MS obverse 1856 $10 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Like the 1848 and 1852, the 1856 (60,490 pieces produced) is a scarce coin in all grades that becomes undeniably rare above the Mint State threshold. All three of these issues are offered less frequently than the 1847, 1849, 1850, 1853, and 1855.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/29/2013

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1856 $10 MS
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Base $ 920 940 970 980 1000 1000 1075 1100 1280 1675 4100 5300 7900 18000 35000 - - - - - -
$ 1100 1190 1210 1410 1950 4500 5750 9250 20500 40000 - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 289
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 64


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
4/25/2002 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2002 April Columbus, OH (CSNS) Signature Sale #288, 288/Lot# 7143 $2,702.50
9/5/2005 NGC AU 58   Teletrade Auction 2088, 2088/Lot# 2349 $1,568.00
9/21/2005 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2005 September Long Beach Signature Auction #384, 384/Lot# 4773 $1,380.00
10/8/2009 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 417, 423/Lot# 7973 $1,380.00
4/20/2011 PCGS XF 45   Teletrade Auction 3052, 3052/Lot# 1819 $920.00
10/17/2012 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 5583 $1,380.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1856 $10 MS
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1856 $10 MS Prooflike
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 2732
Owner: Beau Newman
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 2732
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
 
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