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

1870-S $10 (Regular Strike)

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PCGS AU55

PCGS AU53

PCGS XF45
PCGS #:
8659
Diameter:
26.80 millimeters
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Weight:
16.70 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
8,000
Metal Content:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$36,800 • PCGS MS61 • 11-1-2000 • Bowers & Merena
Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 80 R-8.2 18 / 117 TIE 35 / 183 TIE
60 or Better 1 R-10.0 1 / 117 TIE 1 / 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  

Chapman Borthers - Clapp Collection - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Ruddy 10/1982:735, $4,675 - Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 11/2000:697, $36,800

2 AU58 PCGS grade  
2 AU58 PCGS grade  
4 AU55 PCGS grade

Ellen D Collection (PCGS Set Registry) - Simpson Collection

4 AU55 PCGS grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS61 PCGS grade  

Chapman Borthers - Clapp Collection - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Ruddy 10/1982:735, $4,675 - Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 11/2000:697, $36,800

2 AU58 PCGS grade  
2 AU58 PCGS grade  
4 AU55 PCGS grade

Ellen D Collection (PCGS Set Registry) - Simpson Collection

4 AU55 PCGS grade  
4 AU55 PCGS grade  
7 AU53 PCGS grade  
7 AU53 PCGS grade  
7 AU53 PCGS grade  
7 AU53 estimated grade  
David Akers (1975/88): In overall rarity, the 1870-S is comparable to the 1866-S Motto, 1868-S and 1869-S as well as the 1871-1874 S-Mint issues.