Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $10 (1838-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 60,490
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 16.7200g
AGW: 0.4837oz
Melt Value: $721.46 (10/18/2019)
Diameter: 27mm
Edge: Reeded
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1856 $10 MS obverse 1856 $10 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Like the 1848 and 1852, the 1856 (60,490 pieces produced) is a scarce coin in all grades that becomes undeniably rare above the Mint State threshold. All three of these issues are offered less frequently than the 1847, 1849, 1850, 1853, and 1855.

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GRADE SUMMARY

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/21/2019

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1856 $10 MS
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Base $ 875 900 985 1000 1125 1225 1375 1450 2150 4150 5200 8350 19500 42500 - - - - - -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 381
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 64

The chart showing 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 1856 $10 MS
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Base----514402158981061712622------381
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Total----514402159981071712623------384
 ----1 %4 %10 %5 %15 %26 %28 %4 %3 %2 %1 %1 %------ 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
3/13/1996 PCGS AU 53   Teletrade Auction 0823, 823/Lot# 861 $474.75
9/5/2005 NGC AU 58   Teletrade Auction 2088, 2088/Lot# 2349 $1,568.00
1/30/2011 NGC AU 55   Goldberg January 30 - February 3, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 62/Lot# 2129 $1,898.00
10/17/2012 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 5583 $1,380.00
6/9/2013 PCGS AU 53   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/09/2013, 78/Lot# 118850 $952.60
3/30/2014 PCGS AU 50   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 797, 806/Lot# 348 $1,026.00
7/11/2019 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions 2019 July 11 - 14 Summer FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(3), 1297/Lot# 7635 $780.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1856 $10 MS Prooflike
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1856 $10 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11117458291141139320172335273229603103352551916820110251636924651376165810390755
111249773933122516012123246728083007324340805734822112806191292897244445689870
00000012251601212324672808300732434080573482211280619129289724444500
00000013091809222925992884305533844635627796231458721890332945127400
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 5191
Owner: Hugh Stiel Rare Coins
 
Grade: MS 60
Points: 2960
Owner: JTO
 
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