Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $10 (1838-1907)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 10,000
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 16.7200g
AGW: 0.4837oz
Melt Value: $944.65 (9/19/2020)
Diameter: 27mm
Edge: Reeded
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1863 S $10 MS obverse 1863 S $10 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

A true scarcity in the No Motto series of eagles, both in an absolute sense as well as in terms of condition rarity. Just 10,000 pieces were struck during the height of the Civil War, with perhaps fewer than one percent of those surviving today, most in well circulated grades. When David Akers commented on this issue in his book on tens he wrote, 'When looking for this very rare date, one will have to be satisfied with a well worn example because, to the best of my knowledge, that is all there is.' At the time he also was unaware of the presence of any examples that were better than XF.

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Last Updated: 4/15/2019

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1863 S $10 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 37
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 61

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.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 9/15/2020 1863 S $10 MS
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Total--113375845-1---------38
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NGC Registry Score 1863 S $10 MS PL
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1863 S $10 MS
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Base11112711753278140404888556559486453675311151178682885446919767671263001111
1142414312095320043225113569261166553821913390215303487556868932781263001110
00000043225113569261166553821913390215303487556868932781263001100
000000460553395820628466539685156292519240897668171097891263001100
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