Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $10 (1838-1907)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 7,000
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 16.7200g
AGW: 0.4837oz
Melt Value: $865.92 (11/28/2020)
Diameter: 27mm
Edge: Reeded
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1859 S $10 MS obverse 1859 S $10 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The 1859-S was produced to the extent of just 7,000 pieces. Writing in 1980, David Akers describes this issue as 'grossly underrated in light of its true rarity.'

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Last Updated: 6/30/2017

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1859 S $10 MS
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Base $ 1950 2650 3900 4500 8100 19000 26500 39500 68000 - - - - - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 39
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 45
High Grade: 60

The chart showing F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 11/24/2020 1859 S $10 MS
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Total---464756331----------39
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1859 S $10 MS PL
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1859 S $10 MS
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Base11117072124332446565563667272587999842813106207723321453532868971345611111
11569184625243768495859326867750581429987156612491939986646531027851345611111
000000495859326867750581429987156612491939986646531027851345611100
0000005260630270627752828511546182162906646759757751186731345611100
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Grade: VF Details
Points: 1062
Owner: Bryan Harris
 
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