Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $10 (1838-1907)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 8,350
Catalog: KM-102
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 16.7180g
AGW: 0.4837oz
Melt Value: $633.26 (7/23/2014)
Diameter: 27mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1881 O $10 MS obverse 1881 O $10 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The New Orleans Mint produced a string of five low-mintage rarities in the 1879-O through 1883-O eagles. But the 1879-O, produced to the extent of 1,500 coins, and the 1883-O, with its spectacularly low emission of only 800 pieces, are by far the most recognizable of the quintet, and the 1880-O through 1882-O are only recognized as the rarities that they are in Mint State by knowledgeable specialists.

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1881 O $10 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 178
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 63


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3/5/1997 PCGS AU 50   Teletrade Auction 0925, 925/Lot# 1803 $923.13
6/12/2006 NGC AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 91, 96/Lot# 1213 $1,725.00
9/19/2010 NGC AU 58   Goldberg September 19-21, 2010 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 60/Lot# 2985 $4,830.00
2/28/2012 NGC AU 50   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 7681 $1,150.00
8/2/2012 PCGS AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2012 August 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Philadelphia Session(3), 1173/Lot# 4662 $2,937.50
6/9/2013 PCGS Genuine XF   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/09/2013, 78/Lot# 118846 $869.00
8/30/2013 NGC AU 53   Stack's Bowers The September 2013 Philadelphia Auction, 195/Lot# 3454 $2,350.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1881 O $10 MS
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1881 O $10 MS Prooflike
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 3624
Owner: Pel
 
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