Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $10 (1838-1907)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 123,826
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 16.7200g
AGW: 0.4837oz
Melt Value: $855.12 (9/22/2021)
Diameter: 27mm
Edge: Reeded
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1854 S $10 MS obverse 1854 S $10 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The United States's coinage facility in San Francisco began operations as an official branch mint in 1854. The Mint delivered 123,826 Liberty Eagles this year. Although this is a limited mintage, the 1854-S is the most common S-mint Eagle produced prior to 1879. We stress, however, that most survivors are in lower circulated grades.

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Last Updated: 6/29/2020

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1854 S $10 MS
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Base $ 950 975 975 1275 1550 2150 1900 4000 6400 13750 20500 45000 - - - - - - - -
$ - - - - 7250 17000 - - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 518
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 62

The chart showing F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 9/21/2021 1854 S $10 MS
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Base---21640101718212076532--------518
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Total---21640101718212176532--------519
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1854 S $10 MS PL
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1854 S $10 MS
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Base16341658168316831949216123682555240134474261587968869234970610196107051133011983126631362414638
16421666168317722020223024302555275037184800621576699391986910366109131154812210129831396215370
000000243025552750371848006215766993919869103661091311548122101298300
0000002493255530983990534065508451954910033105351112211765124361330400
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 4261
Owner: Hugh Stiel Rare Coins
 
Grade: AU 55
Points: 3447
Owner: Beau Newman
 
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