Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $10 (1838-1907)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 12,500
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 16.7200g
AGW: 0.4837oz
Melt Value: $1001.10 (8/6/2020)
Diameter: 27mm
Edge: Reeded
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1862 S $10 MS obverse 1862 S $10 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The 1862-S ten dollar gold piece boasts a low mintage of just 12,500 pieces. The entire mintage was released into circulation at the time of issue, and no specimens were saved for numismatic purposes. Collector interest in mintmarked coins did not develop until the 1890s, decades after the 1862-S was released and subjected to the rigors of circulation. Most examples seen grade no better than VF. The coin in the Eliasberg Collection was a VF30, while the Norweb and Smithsonian examples both graded XF45.

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Last Updated: 5/24/2019

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1862 S $10 MS
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Base $ 2100 2700 4250 4375 8125 11200 19400 26500 42500 - 142500 - - - - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 47
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 45
High Grade: 58

The chart showing F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 8/4/2020 1862 S $10 MS
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Total---2661065102-----------47
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NGC Registry Score 1862 S $10 MS PL
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1862 S $10 MS
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11465158522123066405550316193692976449299144122327737857619531007111345611110
000000405550316193692976449299144122327737857619531007111345611100
0000004310549864227208780210638168472727244447728691176361345611100
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