Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $10 (1838-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 68,000
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 16.7200g
AGW: 0.4837oz
Melt Value: $946.03 (9/20/2020)
Diameter: 27mm
Edge: Reeded
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1856 S $10 MS obverse 1856 S $10 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The 1856-S eagle is one of the first productions from the fledgling San Francisco Mint, which opened in 1854. Despite the moderate production of 68,000 examples, most gold coins circulated in the hard-money-loving West, and the average survivor is well-circulated, about Choice XF or so.

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Last Updated: 6/29/2020

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1856 S $10 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 295
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 61

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 9/15/2020 1856 S $10 MS
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Total---21720483354685114---------298
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1856 S $10 MS PL
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1856 S $10 MS
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Base1111745100514551799301935644208456553671036417850307215283890828134561111
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000000168426123382399344465099869815354264304546578164119983134561100
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Grade: AU 53
Points: 3019
Owner: HYKYRONE
 
Grade: AU 53
Points: 3019
Owner: Thornton
 
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