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

1856 $10 (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS63+

PCGS MS63

PCGS MS62
PCGS #:
8619
Diameter:
26.80 millimeters
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Weight:
16.70 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
60,490
Metal Content:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$28,200 • PCGS MS63+ • 10-26-2017 • Legend Rare Coin Auctions
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3
725
3
4
675
4
6
680
6
8
690
8
10
700
10
12
710
12
15
720
15
20
730
20
25
740
1
25
30
775
2
30
35
875
7
35
45+
1,060
45+
50+
1,140
50+
53+
1,250
53+
55+
1,475
55+
58+
2,250
1
58+
62+
11,500
62+
64
50,000
1
64
Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 325 R-6.3 53 / 64 TIE 97 / 183 TIE
60 or Better 17 R-9.2 47 / 64 73 / 183 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 64 1 / 183
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS64 PCGS grade  
2 MS63+ PCGS grade

David Hall Collection - Bob R. Simpson Collection - D.L. Hansen Collection

3 MS63 PCGS grade
3 MS63 PCGS grade  
3 MS63 PCGS grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS64 PCGS grade  
2 MS63+ PCGS grade

David Hall Collection - Bob R. Simpson Collection - D.L. Hansen Collection

3 MS63 PCGS grade
3 MS63 PCGS grade  
3 MS63 PCGS grade  
3 MS63 PCGS grade  
3 MS63 PCGS grade  
3 MS63 PCGS grade  
3 MS63 estimated grade  
3 MS63 estimated grade  
David Akers (1975/88): The 1856 is very scarce in all grades and most known specimens grade only VF or EF. A small number of AU examples are known and there are a few uncirculated specimens known to exist. I have seen three that were choice and there may be a couple of others. The 1856 is more rare than the 1847, 1849, 1850, 1853 and 1855 and is comparable in overall rarity to the 1848 and 1852 although it is not as rare in uncirculated as the latter two.