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: $612.51 (5/30/2017)
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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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 46
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 61


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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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Price
10/8/1994 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 1994 October Long Beach Signature Sale #124, 124/Lot# 5653 $4,620.00
5/20/1998 PCGS AU 53   Teletrade Auction 1051, 1051/Lot# 2121 $7,174.00
11/4/2004 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2004 November Palm Beach, FL Signature Sale #358, 358/Lot# 8593 $18,400.00
5/25/2008 NGC XF 45   Goldberg May 25-27, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 47/Lot# 4735 $6,037.50
7/30/2008 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2008 July-August Baltimore, MD (ANA) US Coin Signature Auction #1114, 1114/Lot# 2015 $20,700.00
8/7/2010 NGC AU 55   Stack's Bowers The August 2010 Boston Rarities Sale, 34/Lot# 1746 $13,225.00
3/8/2012 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2012 March 8-9 US Coin Signature Auction - New York Session(2), 1168/Lot# 4119 $19,550.00
10/27/2013 PCGS Genuine AU   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/27/2013, 98/Lot# 116866 $4,158.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1879 O $10 MS
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1879 O $10 MS Prooflike
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 7077
Owner: Stiel Coin Collection
 
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