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

1863 $10 (Proof)

PCGS #:
8799
Diameter:
26.80 millimeters
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Weight:
16.70 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
30
Metal Content:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$60,500 • CH PR • 8-10-1990 • RARCOA
Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 14 R-9.4 18 / 21 32 / 65 TIE
60 or Better 14 R-9.4 18 / 21 33 / 65 TIE
65 or Better 2 R-9.9 11 / 21 TIE 18 / 65 TIE
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR64 PCGS grade  
1 PR64 PCGS grade  
1 PR64 PCGS grade  
1 PR64 PCGS grade  
5 PR63 PCGS grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR64 PCGS grade  
1 PR64 PCGS grade  
1 PR64 PCGS grade  
1 PR64 PCGS grade  
5 PR63 PCGS grade  
5 PR63 PCGS grade  
5 PR63 PCGS grade  
David Akers (1975/88): Proofs are very rare, more so than those dated 1862 or 1864, and only 9 or 10 still exist.

Ron Guth: The following roster of known Proof 1863 Eagles is revised and updated from Heritage 1/2008, Lot 3268:

1. PR65DCAM estimated grade.
2. PR64 DCAM estimated grade.  1978 Grand Central Sale; Auction '79 (Paramount, 7/1979), lot 334; Ed Trompeter Collection (Superior, 3/1992), lot 203, sale not held; Heritage Auction Galleries, privately; unknown private collection - Heritage 1/2008:3268, $138,000
3. PR65 DCAM PCGS grade.  Hollinbeck Coin Co. (6/1953); Norweb Collection (Bowers and Merena, 3/1988), lot 2187; Bowers and Merena (11/1989), lot 555; Superior (2/1991), lot 2860; Superior (8/1991), lot 778; Heritage (7/2005), lot 10383; Heritage (1/2007), lot 3658.
4. PR64 DCAM estimated grade.  Smithsonian Institution.
5. PR63 CAM estimated grade.  J. Colvin Randall (4/1897); Clapp Collection (1942); Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr.; Eliasberg Estate (Bowers and Ruddy, 10/1982), lot 718; Bowers and Merena (9/1989), lot 544; RARCOA (Auction '90, 8/1990), lot 964; Superior (2/1991), lot 2861.
6. PR64 PCGS grade. Samuel Wolfson (Stack's, 10/1962), lot 685; Abner Kreisberg (11/1970), lot 1846; Harry W. Bass, Jr. (Bowers and Meren a, 10/1999), lot 1490; Heritage (5/2000), lot 7795.
7. PR64 PCGS grade.  Heritage (9/2005), lot 4872.
8. PR63 PCGS grade.  W. Foster Ely; W. Elliot Woodward (9/5/1883); Garrett Collection (Stack's, 3/1976), lot 405; New England (6/1981), lot 1111; Bowers and Merena (9/2001), lot 295.
9. Proof.  Amon Carter Collection (Stack's, 1/1984), lot 764. Possibly ex Frederick Geiss (B. Max Mehl, 2/1947), lot 1890.
10. Proof.  American Numismatic Society.

A. PR63 PCGS grade.  Kingswood (6/1997), lot 184.
B. Proof.  Thomas Melish (Abe Kosoff, 4/1956), lot 2451; A.M. Kagin. Possibly ex Menjou Collection (Numismatic Gallery, 6/1950), lot 1604. Not illustrated.
C. Proof.  F.C.C. Boyd; World's Greatest Collection (Numismatic Gallery, 1/1946), lot 668; Memorable Collection (Numismatic Gallery, 3/1948), lot 561. Not illustrated in either catalog.
D. XF.  Davis-Graves (Stack's, 4/1954), lot 943. Not illustrated. The catalog description states: "Can be called Extremely fine. Has some of the proof luster. A rare date."