Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $10 (1838-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 69
Catalog: KM-66.2
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 16.7180g
AGW: 0.4837oz
Melt Value: $628.57 (4/17/2014)
Diameter: 27mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1861 $10 PF obverse 1861 $10 PF reverse


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Description & Analysis

The earliest regular proof gold coinage years, from 1859 to the end of the Civil War, saw mintages radically in flux, yet a fairly consistent number of pieces sold. Among the more interesting perspectives on this topic is that of Garrett and Guth, who write about this issue in their Encyclopedia of U.S. Gold Coins: 'Although the Mint increased production of Proof eagles to 69 pieces in 1861, the number of pieces sold appears to have been the same amount as in the previous two years. This conclusion is based on the number of survivors, which seems identical for 1859, 1860, and 1861 issues.'

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1861 $10 PF
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1861 $10 PF Cameo
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 6
Low Grade: 64
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 65


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8/7/1998 PCGS PF 64   Heritage Auctions 1998 ANA Signature Sale #190, 190/Lot# 7814 $41,400.00
1/5/2011 PCGS PF 64   Heritage Auctions 2011 January Tampa FUN Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(3), 1151/Lot# 5211 $126,500.00
4/26/2012 NGC PF 66   Heritage Auctions 2012 April 25-May 1 World & Ancient Coins CICF Signature Auction- Chicago Session(6), 3019/Lot# 26366 $920.00
3/21/2013 PCGS PF 64   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2013 March 21 -22 & 24 US Coin Signature Auction - Dallas Session(3), 1183/Lot# 4328 $129,250.00
10/31/2013 NGC PF 64   Cameo Heritage Auctions Weekly World and Ancient Coin Auction Session(1), 231345/Lot# 62084 $458.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1861 $10 PF
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1861 $10 PF Cameo
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1861 $10 PF Ultra Cameo
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