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: $630.74 (7/28/2014)
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: 6/16/2014

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1856 $10 MS
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Base $ 875 900 925 1000 1175 1175 1275 1375 1775 2450 4900 6250 8750 21000 40000 - - - - - -
$ 1225 1325 1425 2000 2800 5350 6750 10500 27000 - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 290
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 64


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8/9/2014 AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(2), 1208/Lot# 3985


Auction Prices Realized

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11/29/2006 NGC MS 60   Heritage Auctions 2006 November Dallas Signature Coin Auction #420, 420/Lot# 2362 $2,990.00
7/22/2007 PCGS MS 64   Teletrade Auction 2397, 2397/Lot# 2561 $1,120.00
10/8/2009 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 417, 423/Lot# 7973 $1,380.00
2/15/2010 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers The March 2010 Baltimore Auction, 33/Lot# 3863 $1,325.95
4/28/2010 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2010 April-May Milwaukee, WI CSNS US Coin Auction #1139, 1139/Lot# 3722 $3,450.00
6/9/2013 PCGS AU 53   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/09/2013, 78/Lot# 118850 $952.60


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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