Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $10 (1838-1907)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 11,500
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 16.7200g
AGW: 0.4837oz
Melt Value: $721.36 (10/18/2019)
Diameter: 27mm
Edge: Reeded
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1866 S MOTTO $10 MS obverse 1866 S MOTTO $10 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

An exceptionally rare and valuable eagle. In Akers' auction survey he conducted several years ago this issue was tied with several others for seventh place in rarity according to average grade, and it ranked in the top 25% of the series in overall rarity. While two AU examples were recorded in his survey, it was suspected that these coins would not hold up to today's grading standards as they were sold in 1968 and 1978.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/31/2018

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1866 S MOTTO $10 MS
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Base $ - - 1850 2900 6000 8750 11500 13500 30000 - - - - - - - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 40
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 58

The chart showing VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 10/8/2019 1866 S MOTTO $10 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----3497872-----------40
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Total----3497872-----------40
 ----8 %10 %23 %18 %20 %18 %5 %----------- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
2/20/2005 NGC AU 50   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 2339 $5,175.00
1/5/2011 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2011 January Tampa FUN Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(5), 1151/Lot# 7055 $10,999.75
1/29/2015 PCGS VF 35   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 29 - February 1 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(3), 1217/Lot# 4256 $4,230.00
1/4/2017 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2017 January 4 - 9 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Session(6), 1251/Lot# 6912 $6,168.75
2/22/2018 NGC XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2018 February 22 - 26 LB Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(2), 1272/Lot# 4271 $6,600.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1866 S $10 MS MOTTO Prooflike
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1866 S $10 MS MOTTO
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base150282012711799288537744431531657926400675310712170172726644028715901171291111
16860897014472161318139934726547459946517807212813204333285353215867691171291110
00000039934726547459946517807212813204333285353215867691171291100
000000421250215633619766359392149152384938440624021019491171291100
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Grade: AU 53
Points: 5316
Owner: Desert Gold
 
Grade: XF 40
Points: 2885
Owner: Melchizadec
 
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