Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $10 (1838-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 47,338
Catalog: KM-66.2
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 16.7180g
AGW: 0.4837oz
Melt Value: $622.13 (5/6/2016)
Diameter: 27mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1840 $10 MS obverse 1840 $10 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

More often seen in lower grades such as VF or XF, the 1840 Eagle is a notable condition rarity at the AU level and is virtually unobtainable any finer.

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1840 $10 MS
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Base $ 875 900 925 1050 1400 1900 2400 3500 6900 20500 46500 - - - - - - - -
$ - - 2700 4000 8500 - - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 177
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 62


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
2/24/1999 PCGS AU 50   Teletrade Auction 1136, 1136/Lot# 2077 $1,028.63
5/30/2005 NGC AU 58   Goldberg May 30 - June 16, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 31/Lot# 980 $3,105.00
4/16/2008 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2008 April Rosemont, IL (CSNS) Signature Coin Auction #1104, 1104/Lot# 3553 $2,990.00
4/28/2009 NGC VF 35   Heritage Auctions 2009 April-May Cincinnati, OH (CSNS) US Coin Auction #1124, 1124/Lot# 9422 $632.50
2/10/2011 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 557, 564/Lot# 7579 $3,934.15
3/31/2011 NGC XF 45   Stack's Bowers The March 2011 Baltimore Auction, 83/Lot# 6697 $1,150.00
11/7/2011 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2011 November 7-9 US Coins Signature Auction - Beverly Hills Session(3), 1161/Lot# 4354 $2,760.00
7/6/2014 PCGS XF 45   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/06/2014, 188/Lot# 202741 $1,400.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1840 $10 MS
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Base1111793110316942124317636754278461751581001516865284614812181496134561111
111265896130018372474334238764391479767771229820730350145924699184134561110
00000018372474334238764391479767771229820730350145924699184134561100
000000198028253508407745044977839614581245954156770371116872134561100
1840 $10 MS Prooflike
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Base1111111111111111111111
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 4278
Owner: Desert Gold
 
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