Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $10 (1838-1907)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 14,500
Catalog: KM-66.2
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 16.7180g
AGW: 0.4837oz
Melt Value: $619.86 (8/23/2014)
Diameter: 27mm
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1856 O $10 MS obverse 1856 O $10 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Only 14,500 1856-O eagles were struck and, astonishingly, less than one percent of that total has survived to this day. Most of the extant pieces reside at the VF level and many are impaired in some manner. Over the past century, even advanced collectors had no choice but to compete for ownership of Almost Uncirculated specimens.

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1856 O $10 MS
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Base $ 1125 1250 1375 1650 2600 2600 4150 5100 8750 12000 22500 - - - - - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 106
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 60


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Auction Prices Realized

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8/13/1999 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 1999 ANA Signature Sale #208, 208/Lot# 8108 $6,900.00
8/13/1999 PCGS AU 50   Heritage Auctions 1999 ANA Signature Sale #208, 208/Lot# 8107 $4,140.00
1/25/2004 NGC AU 55   Goldberg January 25-28, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 23/Lot# 3309 $5,060.00
7/26/2004 NGC XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2004 July New York, NY Bullet Sale #321, 321/Lot# 2349 $1,667.50
10/22/2009 PCGS AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2009 October Signature US Coin Auction #1130, 1130/Lot# 1513 $2,875.00
6/27/2014 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers June 2014 Baltimore, 6021/Lot# 2567 $6,462.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1856 O $10 MS
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000000315239644575512255438270140802402141000700121167851345611100
1856 O $10 MS Prooflike
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