Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $10 (1838-1907)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 5,000
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 16.7200g
AGW: 0.4837oz
Melt Value: $906.62 (10/28/2020)
Diameter: 27mm
Edge: Reeded
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1860 S $10 MS obverse 1860 S $10 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

In the early years of San Francisco Mint gold production, far more attention was given to the minting of double eagles. After similar quantities of S-mint eagles and double eagles were struck in 1854, only token mintages were recorded for most ten dollar issues well into the 1870s. Among the lowest of these is the 1860-S, an issue with an original production of just 5,000 pieces. The few pieces that survived the rough and tumble commerce of the Pacific West tend to be well circulated and heavily abraded.

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Last Updated: 5/31/2018

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1860 S $10 MS
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Base $ 2750 3650 5000 6750 10750 19500 27500 37500 42500 - - - - - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 25
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 62

The chart showing VG series, F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 10/27/2020 1860 S $10 MS
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Base--11--71445-11--------25
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Total--11--71455-11--------26
 --4%4%--27%4%15%19%19%-4%4%-------- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1860 S $10 MS PL
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1860 S $10 MS
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Base11117072368336549125922686073748038842813316209843338053550865661345611111
115691927270038805248623470317595816810057158722511640103645551025641345611110
0000005248623470317595816810057158722511640103645551025641345611100
0000005585654772027816829811686184282924846826755601185621345611100
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 8038
Owner: ASK123
 
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