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

1871 $10 (Proof)

PCGS #:
8811
Diameter:
26.80 millimeters
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Weight:
16.70 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
30
Metal Content:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$33,000 • PR64 • 10-1-1982 • Bowers & Ruddy
 
Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 14 R-9.4 13 / 42 TIE 32 / 65 TIE
60 or Better 14 R-9.4 14 / 42 TIE 33 / 65 TIE
65 or Better 2 R-9.9 7 / 42 TIE 18 / 65 TIE
Condition Census (Explain)
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR65 PCGS grade  
2 PR64 PCGS grade  
3 PR53 estimated grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR65 PCGS grade  
2 PR64 PCGS grade  
3 PR53 estimated grade  
David Akers (1975/88): The proofs of this date are rarer than the mintage would indicate and thus are among the rarest of the With Motto type. I would estimate that only 7-8 survive, and only the Garrett and Kaufman examples have appeared on the auction market in over 30 years.