Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $10 (1838-1907)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 263,000
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 16.7200g
AGW: 0.4837oz
Melt Value: $718.61 (10/22/2019)
Diameter: 27mm
Edge: Reeded
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1851 O $10 MS obverse 1851 O $10 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

As specialists know, the 1851-O is one of the more easily obtainable O-mint tens. That is, in VF and XF condition. But in AU and mint state it is only marginally more available than the rarest and most highly respected tens from this Southern mint.

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GRADE SUMMARY

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/5/2019

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1851 O $10 MS
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Base $ 925 950 1060 1100 1200 1300 1450 1800 4150 7100 15500 30000 - 48500 - - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1093
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 64

The chart showing VG series, F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 10/8/2019 1851 O $10 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--1344531871542232671421251-1------1093
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Total--1344531871542232711421262-1------1099
 --0 %0 %4 %5 %17 %14 %20 %25 %13 %1 %1 %0 %-0 %------ 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
9/19/2005 PCGS AU 50   Goldberg September 19-21, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 32/Lot# 2498 $1,495.00
6/1/2006 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2006 June Long Beach Signature Auction #408, 408/Lot# 3495 $1,955.00
1/31/2008 NGC XF 45   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 217, 223/Lot# 9330 $598.00
11/21/2010 NGC AU 53   Teletrade Auction 2963, 2963/Lot# 5460 $833.75
9/7/2011 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions 2011 September Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(5), 1159/Lot# 8877 $932.65
2/2/2012 NGC MS 60   Heritage Auctions 2012 February 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(3), 1167/Lot# 4875 $5,175.00
11/25/2012 PCGS AU 50   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/25/2012, 50/Lot# 62040 $1,540.00
7/27/2013 PCGS AU 55   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 5255 $1,351.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1851 $10 MS O Prooflike
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1851 $10 MS O
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base111176484715121969263729853423367540484694640078591385420696313464808574634117093
1112557911068166421912753313135073799426352626886985716134242463692556934887870
00000016642191275331313507379942635262688698571613424246369255693400
000000181624142869327735913923447858317372118551841527796425056578400
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 4263
Owner: Hugh Stiel Rare Coins
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 3423
Owner: Hugh Stiel Rare Coins
 
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