Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $10 (1838-1907)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 571,500
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 16.7200g
AGW: 0.4837oz
Melt Value: $619.62 (10/20/2017)
Diameter: 27mm
Edge: Reeded
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1847 O $10 MS obverse 1847 O $10 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This is true of all dates, even those that are considered the most common issues. In 1847, the New Orleans Mint produced 571,500 of these coins, and this is the third highest mintage of any date produced from 1838 to 1866. In fact, there were only 21 dates with higher mintages in the entire Liberty Head Eagle series, including all dates through 1907! Given this relatively high mintage, the novice collector might be led to believe that this '47-O Eagle is a common issue in all grades. This is clearly not the case as a review of population and auction data will prove.

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


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Last Updated: 6/27/2017

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1847 O $10 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 875 900 925 1000 1100 1175 1350 1600 2300 6300 8250 17000 33500 59000 - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1079
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 63


Upcoming Auctions

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Grade
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11/4/2017 AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2017 November 2 - 4 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1261/Lot# 17888


Auction Prices Realized

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Price
1/8/2003 NGC XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2003, Orlando, FL. (FUN) Signature Sale #308, 308/Lot# 8756 $390.00
2/5/2006 NGC AU 58   Goldberg February 5-8, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 34/Lot# 1238 $1,725.00
6/18/2006 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #66064, 66064/Lot# 24599 $833.75
1/1/2007 NGC AU 53   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 120, 125/Lot# 6644 $598.00
8/7/2010 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers The August 2010 Boston Rarities Sale, 34/Lot# 1723 $1,495.00
8/30/2010 NGC AU 58   Teletrade Auction 2915, 2915/Lot# 2094 $1,840.00
12/1/2013 NGC MS 61   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/01/2013, 103/Lot# 154735 $7,172.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1847 $10 MS O
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base111174582911241363229027203236352538174565616974311341820226308904775274642117860
111249773927120316722433289233323622406650996589942615687237803651056715890480
00000012031672243328923332362240665099658994261568723780365105671500
000000128319812576306434283719431556347010114221795627335421316567800
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Grade: AU 55
Points: 2720
Owner: JTO
 
Grade: AU 55
Points: 2720
Owner: Stiel Coin Collection
 
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