Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $10 (1838-1907)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 15,500
Catalog: KM-66.2
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 16.7180g
AGW: 0.4837oz
Melt Value: $599.35 (9/17/2014)
Diameter: 27mm
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1861 S $10 MS obverse 1861 S $10 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

An exceptionally rare issue that is even more elusive than its mintage of 15,500 pieces would suggest. Even in XF Breen termed the '61-S 'prohibitively rare.' In AU only a couple of pieces are believed known, and none are certified or even rumored to exist in mint condition.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/16/2014

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1861 S $10 MS
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Base $ 1300 1500 1900 3500 5400 5400 7750 9250 12250 21500 - 85000 - - - - - - - - -
$ 6000 8750 10500 13500 32500 - - - - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 80
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 61


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
3/4/1994 PCGS XF 40   Heritage Auctions 1994 New Orleans Bullet Sale #116, 116/Lot# 924 $2,640.00
9/24/1997 NGC F 12   Teletrade Auction 0983, 983/Lot# 1959 $553.88
2/5/2006 NGC AU 55   Goldberg February 5-8, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 34/Lot# 1246 $6,785.00
4/26/2012 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2012 April 25-May 1 World & Ancient Coins CICF Signature Auction- Chicago Session(7), 3019/Lot# 28140 $104.00
1/9/2013 NGC VF 30   Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(6), 1181/Lot# 7342 $4,700.00
3/20/2014 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2014 March 20 The Collection of Donald E. Bently - Bently Foundation US Coins Signature Auction - San Francisco Session(1), 1205/Lot# 30363 $25,850.00
4/20/2014 PCGS   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/20/2014, 186/Lot# 188029 $3,300.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1861 S $10 MS
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Base11112711799267137034431577464377246770480581465122878360925746992275134561111
114241447208930153945487859956706739878221025517393272824321769071106370134561110
0000003945487859956706739878221025517393272824321769071106370134561100
0000004188532662166976755179401245320135316875034380673120465134561100
1861 S $10 MS Prooflike
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Grade: VF 25
Points: 1799
Owner: MCB1980
 
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