Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $10 (1838-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 16,606
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 16.7200g
AGW: 0.4837oz
Melt Value: $872.48 (7/24/2021)
Diameter: 27mm
Edge: Reeded
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1857 $10 MS obverse 1857 $10 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

One of the many 'sleepers' within the No Motto Liberty Eagle series, the 1857 has a mintage of just 16,606 pieces. Regarded by contemporary collectors as mere bullion, the entire issue went into circulation where it remained until the Civil War led to hoarding of all gold coins.

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Last Updated: 6/30/2017

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1857 $10 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 136
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 62

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 7/20/2021 1857 $10 MS
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Total---2272416172930441--------136
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1857 $10 MS PL
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1857 $10 MS
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Base5377179918431928204821792319246426992807401660486951884993079782102751088211516121761311014096
5377181418711968209222262367254227353210469363497584900294659946104771109311736124871343914801
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000000241626212771361353716650821691549624101111068011305119561279900
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 4016
Owner: Desert Gold
 
Grade: AU Details
Points: 1232
Owner: jamerv86
 
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