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: $632.10 (9/19/2017)
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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Last Updated: 6/27/2017

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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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Auction Prices Realized

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11/25/1996 PCGS XF 40   Teletrade Auction 0896, 896/Lot# 1830 $685.75
1/9/2008 NGC AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2008 January Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Coin Auction #454, 454/Lot# 4439 $1,380.00
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
1/6/2011 NGC Details AU Details  David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 547, 554/Lot# 5085 $920.00
6/1/2011 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2011 June Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(3), 1156/Lot# 4754 $5,462.50
2/7/2013 NGC AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2013 February 7 -8 & 10 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1182/Lot# 4914 $2,115.00
6/9/2013 PCGS Genuine XF   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/09/2013, 78/Lot# 118846 $869.00
8/30/2013 NGC AU 53   Stack's Bowers The September 2013 Philadelphia Auction, 195/Lot# 3454 $2,350.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1881 O $10 MS
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0000001857248730073462380942546811112711827829835489838083393080100
1881 O $10 MS Prooflike
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