Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $10 (1838-1907)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 5,500
Catalog: KM-66.2
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 16.7180g
AGW: 0.4837oz
Melt Value: $632.78 (7/23/2014)
Diameter: 27mm
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1857 O $10 MS obverse 1857 O $10 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

With a mintage figure of just 5,500 coins, the 1857-O is the third scarcest No Motto eagle from the New Orleans Mint, trailing only the 1841-O and the 1859-O. According to Doug Winter's newly-released second edition of his book Gold Coins of the New Orleans Mint, 1839-1909, there are an estimated 70-80 pieces known including 14 to 17 in the various AU grades. The 1857-O is one of the few eagles from this mint that has never been certified by the major services in Uncirculated.

Description and Analysis courtesy of Heritage Auctions and may not be republished without written permission.


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1857 O $10 MS
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Base $ 1550 1650 1850 2600 3800 3800 5300 6850 11000 25000 - - - - - - - - - - -
$ 4250 5700 7400 14000 50000 - - - - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 59
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 58


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Auction Prices Realized

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Price
10/7/1995 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 1995 October Long Beach Signature Sale #144, 144/Lot# 6306 $5,060.00
11/10/1997 NGC AU 50   Teletrade Auction 0996, 996/Lot# 2100 $1,846.25
2/21/2002 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2002 February Long Beach Signature Sale #284, 284/Lot# 6869 $4,830.00
1/12/2005 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2005 Ft. Lauderdale FL. (FUN) Signature Sale #360, 360/Lot# 30495 $8,625.00
2/14/2007 NGC AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2007 Long Beach, CA Signature Coin Auction #430, 430/Lot# 4736 $6,037.50
2/4/2009 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2009 February Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1122, 1122/Lot# 2905 $12,075.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1857 O $10 MS
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1857 O $10 MS Prooflike
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