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SERIES: Liberty Head $10 1838-1907
LEVEL: Year, MintMark, & Major Variety

1846/'5'-O $10 (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS61

PCGS MS60

PCGS AU58
PCGS #:
8596
Diameter:
26.80 millimeters
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Weight:
16.70 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
81,780
Metal Content:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$48,300 • PCGS MS64 • 11-1-2000 • Bowers & Merena
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Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS64 PCGS grade  
2 AU58 PCGS grade
2 AU58 PCGS grade  
4 AU55 PCGS grade  
4 AU55 PCGS grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS64 PCGS grade  
2 AU58 PCGS grade
2 AU58 PCGS grade  
4 AU55 PCGS grade  
4 AU55 PCGS grade  
4 AU55 PCGS grade  
4 AU55 PCGS grade  
4 AU55 PCGS grade  
4 AU55 PCGS grade  
4 AU55 PCGS grade  

Ron Guth: The 1846/5-O $10 overdate has been discredited by Q. David Bowers and Mark Borckardt (see the Bowers & Merena sale of the Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection in 10/1999, lot 1360).  However, PCGS still recognizes it as a minor variety because there is definitely something in the loop of the 6.  To indicate that the overdate is in question, PCGS has placed the 5 in single quotation marks as follow: 1846/'5-O.

Doug Winter identified four different die varieties for the 1846-O $10s, two of which he lists as so-called overdates, one being Breen-6875 (Encyclopedia), the other unnumbered.  The image shown above indicates the criteria PCGS uses to identify this unusual variety.