Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $10 (1838-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 10,630
Catalog: KM-102
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 16.7180g
AGW: 0.4837oz
Melt Value: $593.55 (9/18/2014)
Diameter: 27mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1868 $10 MS obverse 1868 $10 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Like all Philadelphia Mint issues of the denomination between 1862 and 1873, the 1868 has a very small mintage. Just 10,630 pieces were struck, compared to the nearly 100,000 Double Eagles produced at the facility that year. Gold coins did not circulate on the east coast during this era, driven out of circulation by unbacked Federal currency, and there was little contemporary need for the Eagle denomination, as the Double Eagle favored by banking and export circles. The 1868 eventually did circulate, since nearly all survivors are in VF to AU grades.

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1868 $10 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 142
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 61


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11/10/1997 PCGS AU 53   Teletrade Auction 0996, 996/Lot# 2102 $1,529.75
2/20/2005 NGC AU 58   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 2340 $6,613.00
3/31/2011 NGC XF 45   Stack's Bowers The March 2011 Baltimore Auction, 83/Lot# 6718 $1,207.50
1/3/2012 NGC AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando Session(7), 1166/Lot# 6501 $1,610.00
11/29/2012 PCGS XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2012 November 29 - December 2 US Coin Signature Auction - Houston Session(5), 1177/Lot# 10856 $1,762.50
11/1/2013 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2013 November 1 - 3 US Coin Signature Auction - New York Session(2), 1191/Lot# 3872 $9,987.50
2/3/2014 PCGS AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2014 February 3 - 5 US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(3), 1202/Lot# 4745 $1,880.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1868 $10 MS
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1868 $10 MS Prooflike
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Grade: AU 55
Points: 4326
Owner: TAC Enterprises
 
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