Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $10 (1838-1907)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 8,350
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 16.7200g
AGW: 0.4837oz
Melt Value: $602.88 (3/24/2017)
Diameter: 27mm
Edge: Reeded
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1881 O $10 MS obverse 1881 O $10 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Judging by the extant population, it seems most of the paltry 8,350 coin mintage of the 1881-O $10 gold eagle went into circulation. While this coin is rare in all grades, it is especially rare in mint state. In fact, the highest graded examples at NGC top out at only MS61!

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1881 O $10 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 175
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 61


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10/6/1997 NGC VF 30   Teletrade Auction 0986, 986/Lot# 2015 $337.60
6/12/2006 NGC AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 91, 96/Lot# 1213 $1,725.00
9/15/2009 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction #29094, 29094/Lot# 26872 $1,667.50
6/17/2010 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers The June 2010 Baltimore Auction, 41/Lot# 3767 $4,600.00
9/19/2010 NGC AU 58   Goldberg September 19-21, 2010 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 60/Lot# 2985 $4,830.00
10/13/2011 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2011 October 13-16 US Coins Signature Auction #1160- Pittsburgh Session(3), 1160/Lot# 5029 $2,530.00
6/9/2013 PCGS Genuine XF   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/09/2013, 78/Lot# 118846 $869.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1881 O $10 MS
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1881 O $10 MS Prooflike
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