Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $10 (1838-1907)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 1,500
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 16.7200g
AGW: 0.4837oz
Melt Value: $868.33 (5/6/2021)
Diameter: 27mm
Edge: Reeded
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1879 O $10 MS obverse 1879 O $10 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The 1879-O $10 gold eagle was the first gold eagle struck at the U.S. Mint after an 18-year lull following the Civil War. The Mint was clearly just getting back into the swing of things as a mere 1,500 pieces were struck there that year. Of those, it is estimated that less than 50 still exist in all grades. Only a single example has been graded in mint state at NGC, a single MS61.

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Last Updated: 1/22/2020

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1879 O $10 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 44
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 61

The chart showing VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 5/4/2021 1879 O $10 MS
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Total----3510658612---------46
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1879 O $10 MS PL
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1879 O $10 MS
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1150216862376335242265060598266007213764499011614024556378275894092799123006111
00000042265060598266007213764499011614024556378275894092799123006100
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 7077
Owner: Ken.Cho
 
Grade: AU 55
Points: 6362
Owner: ASK123
 
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