Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $10 (1838-1907)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 2,300
Catalog: KM-66.2
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 16.7180g
AGW: 0.4837oz
Melt Value: $588.66 (9/20/2014)
Diameter: 27mm
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1859 O $10 MS obverse 1859 O $10 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Were it not for the 1883-O, the 1859-O would be the rarest eagle from the New Orleans Mint. In fact, some scholars (most notably Akers) assert that the '59-O is the rarest O-mint Liberty eagle.

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1859 O $10 MS
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Base $ 3250 4650 5500 7000 15500 15500 26000 32500 46000 67500 - - - - - - - - - - -
$ 18000 28500 35500 50000 - - - - - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 21
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 62


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Auction Prices Realized

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6/23/1997 NGC VF 20   Teletrade Auction 0956, 956/Lot# 1882 $2,954.00
11/3/2005 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2005 November Dallas, TX Signature Auction #388, 388/Lot# 2436 $29,900.00
10/23/2008 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2008 October Dallas, TX Signature US Coin Auction #1117, 1117/Lot# 2231 $25,300.00
2/1/2009 NGC AU 55   Goldberg February 1-4, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 51/Lot# 1533 $25,300.00
9/19/2010 PCGS AU 53   Goldberg September 19-21, 2010 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 60/Lot# 2977 $21,850.00
5/30/2012 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2012 May 30- June 3 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(3), 1171/Lot# 5133 $18,400.00
2/23/2014 NGC   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/23/2014, 182/Lot# 172700 $8,525.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1859 O $10 MS
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Base11123353103398453166248720477308410880912790189962861443673674721054081111
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000000562665667379795685431013614858222023363351606801171054081100
000000593768857554818386761146316927254083865359539927621054081100
1859 O $10 MS Prooflike
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