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

1869-S $10 (Regular Strike)

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PCGS AU58

PCGS AU55

PCGS AU55
PCGS #:
8656
Diameter:
26.80 millimeters
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Weight:
16.70 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
6,430
Metal Content:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$28,200 • PCGS AU58 • 3-20-2014 • Heritage
Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 57 R-8.4 8 / 117 TIE 17 / 183 TIE
60 or Better 2 R-9.9 12 / 117 TIE 20 / 183 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 117 1 / 183
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS61 PCGS grade  
2 MS60 PCGS grade  
3 AU58 PCGS grade  
3 AU58 PCGS grade  
3 AU58 estimated grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS61 PCGS grade  
2 MS60 PCGS grade  
3 AU58 PCGS grade  
3 AU58 PCGS grade  
3 AU58 estimated grade  
6 AU55 PCGS grade  

Ellen D Collection (PCGS Set Registry) - Simpson Collection

6 AU55 PCGS grade  
6 AU55 PCGS grade  
6 AU55 PCGS grade  
10 AU53 PCGS grade

David Akers (1975/88): The 1869-S is very rare in any condition. Amazingly, there are three uncirculated specimens that I know of. Overall, the 1869-S is about the same rarity as the 1866-S Motto, 1868-S and the S-Mint issues from 1870 to 1874.