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

1859 $10 (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS62

PCGS MS61

PCGS MS61
PCGS #:
8628
Diameter:
26.80 millimeters
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Weight:
16.70 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
16,013
Metal Content:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$58,750 • PCGS MS62 • 7-20-2015 • Stack's/Bowers
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Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 142 R-7.5 32 / 64 TIE 63 / 183 TIE
60 or Better 3 R-9.8 13 / 64 TIE 30 / 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 MS62 PCGS grade

Stack’s “Alto Collection” 12/1970:345 - Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 10/1999:1468, $12,650 - Donald E. Bently Collection - Heritage 1/2014:5488, $39,656.25 - Heritage 4/2014:5770, $47,000

1 MS62 estimated grade  
3 MS61 PCGS grade

Ellen D Collection (PCGS Set Registry) - Simpson Collection - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 9/2015:248, $18,212.50

4 AU58 PCGS grade
4 AU58 PCGS grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS62 PCGS grade

Stack’s “Alto Collection” 12/1970:345 - Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 10/1999:1468, $12,650 - Donald E. Bently Collection - Heritage 1/2014:5488, $39,656.25 - Heritage 4/2014:5770, $47,000

1 MS62 estimated grade  
3 MS61 PCGS grade

Ellen D Collection (PCGS Set Registry) - Simpson Collection - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 9/2015:248, $18,212.50

4 AU58 PCGS grade
4 AU58 PCGS grade  
4 AU58 PCGS grade  
4 AU58 PCGS grade  
4 AU58 PCGS grade  
4 AU58 PCGS grade  
4 AU58 PCGS grade  
David Akers (1975/88): The 1859 is a very rare date in all grades and is comparable overall to the 1857. The typical 1859 is VF or EF, well struck, with prooflike or partially prooflike surfaces. A few AU pieces are known but I am aware of only one uncirculated piece, an average quality specimen.