Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $10 (1838-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 16,013
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 16.7200g
AGW: 0.4837oz
Melt Value: $722.45 (10/23/2019)
Diameter: 27mm
Edge: Reeded
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1859 $10 MS obverse 1859 $10 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The 1859 is a rare date in all grades and is considered by Breen to be 'prohibitively rare (in) AU.' Only 16,093 pieces were struck and Akers only recorded the appearance in auction of 2 coins in AU over the 57-year period he surveyed for his work on this series.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 10/18/2019

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1859 $10 MS
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Base $ 1100 1150 1310 1400 1570 2025 2650 3250 4300 12750 28500 60500 78500 - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 167
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 64

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, 63 series, 64 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 10/22/2019 1859 $10 MS
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Base---1716241330402632311------167
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Total---1716241330402632311------167
 ---1 %4 %10 %14 %8 %18 %24 %16 %2 %1 %2 %1 %1 %------ 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
9/26/2002 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2002 September Long Beach Signature Sale #300, 300/Lot# 8384 $2,817.50
1/25/2004 NGC MS 60   Goldberg January 25-28, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 23/Lot# 3310 $6,440.00
10/11/2004 NGC AU 55   Teletrade Auction 1947, 1947/Lot# 1945 $1,815.00
2/28/2012 NGC AU 55   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 7653 $1,725.00
8/2/2012 NGC AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2012 August 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Philadelphia Session(3), 1173/Lot# 4656 $1,292.50
5/4/2014 NGC MS 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/04/2014, 169/Lot# 191941 $26,950.00
4/22/2015 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2015 April 22 - 26 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(6), 1219/Lot# 6288 $1,527.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1859 $10 MS Prooflike
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1859 $10 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1111802113817072124314936394231456549355563108571701526930430076923811228011
111268914132718462465331238364342468851447327129092032032289517508358511228010
00000018462465331238364342468851447327129092032032289517508358511228000
00000019852807347540334453481153539092149622362537648604949793211228000
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Grade: AU 55
Points: 3639
Owner: Beau Newman
 
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