Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $10 (1838-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 263,106
Catalog: KM-66.2
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 16.7180g
AGW: 0.4837oz
Melt Value: $573.47 (3/30/2015)
Diameter: 27mm
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1852 $10 MS obverse 1852 $10 MS reverse

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Description & Analysis

In his still-valuable 1980 reference, David Akers writes of the 1852 eagle, 'The mintage of the 1852 is fairly high by No Motto Eagle standards and almost identical to that of the 1851-O which is only a moderately scarce date. However, the 1852 is very scarce in all grades and rare in AU condition. In full mint state it is very rare and I have seen only two uncirculated examples that I called 'choice' along with three or four others of average (bagmarked) quality. The 1852 is similar in overall rarity to the 1848 and more rare than the 1847, 1847-O, 1849, 1850, 1851-O and 1853. It is certainly not the 'common date' type coin the mintage and the standard pricing guides would lead one to believe.'

More recently Garrett and Guth, in their 2006 gold Encyclopedia, note that 'the 1852 eagle is a relatively common date, but nowhere near as common as the mintage indicates. For instance, the population (all major services combined) of the 1852 is only 699 coins versus over 1,000 for the 1851-O--yet the two dates have nearly identical mintages. Extremely Fine and AU coins are scarce, and Mint State examples are downright rare.?

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


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/16/2014

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1852 $10 MS
Base $ 875 900 925 1000 1100 1100 1325 1425 1550 2350 5150 6850 11000 - - - 325000 - - - -
$ 1185 1375 1475 1650 2650 5500 7600 17500 - - - - - -

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Total Graded: 614
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 62

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Auction Prices Realized

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Sale / Lot
4/5/2001 NGC MS 60   Heritage Auctions 2001 April Indianapolis, IN (CSNS) Signature Sale #256, 256/Lot# 7832 $2,530.00
2/15/2004 NGC AU 55   Teletrade Auction 1844, 1844/Lot# 1553 $660.00
9/6/2004 NGC MS 61   Goldberg September 6-7, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 26/Lot# 1706 $3,680.00
3/6/2006 NGC AU 50   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 77, 82/Lot# 1132 $448.50
2/28/2012 NGC AU 55   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 7648 $1,006.25
4/24/2013 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(9), 1184/Lot# 9362 $1,292.50
6/5/2013 NGC MS 60   Heritage Auctions 2013 June 5 - 9 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(5), 1186/Lot# 5787 $3,055.00
3/23/2014 NGC AU 53   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/23/2014, 178/Lot# 180067 $1,002.10

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1852 $10 MS
1852 $10 MS Prooflike
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 2990
Owner: Beau Newman
Grade: AU 58
Points: 2990
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
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