Liberty Head $10

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At the turn of the 19th century, the upheaval of the “Reign of Terror” and Napoleonic Wars resulted in a worldwide rise in gold prices. With the U.S. Mint statutorily bound to the weight specifications and 15 to 1 silver/gold ratio defined by the Act of 1792, the fluctuating market price of precious metals wreaked havoc with U.S. coinage, particularly the largest gold coin, the flagship $10 Capped Bust “Eagle.” By 1795, an ounce of gold—worth 15 ounces of silver in the United States—was worth 15.5 ounces of silver in Paris. That was enough motivation for bullion brokers to buy United States gold coins, mostly with Latin American silver coins, and ship them to Paris to be sold. By 1813 the ratio would reach 16.25:1, and before long, 98% of all U.S. gold coinage would be destroyed. At the end of 1804, President Thomas Jefferson ordered eagle production stopped. I.... (Expand Text)

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1838 LIBERTY HEAD $10 AU55 NGC

CHOICE SURFACES. FIRST YEAR OF ISSUE. GREAT TYPE COIN. LESS THAN 100 KNOWN IN ALL GRADES.
$27,500.00

1838 LIBERTY HEAD $10 AU55 NGC

LUSTROUS SURFACES. FIRST YEAR OF ISSUE. A TWO YEAR ONLY TYPE COIN. LESS THAN 100 KNOWN IN ALL GRADES.
$27,500.00

1838 LIBERTY HEAD $10 AU58 PCGS

FIRST YEAR OF ISSUE. WELL STRUCK WITH ORANGE PEAL LUSTER. SHOWING ONLY THE SLIGHTEST HINT OF WEAR. LESS THAN 100 COINS BELIEVED TO EXIST TODAY IN ALL GRADES. CERTAINLY CONDITION CENSUS. JUST 5 COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$69,850.00

1840 LIBERTY HEAD $10 AU58 NGC

WELL STRUCK. VERY SCARCE IN MINT STATE CONDITION. THIS SPECIMEN IS SHOWING VERY SLIGHT WEAR.
$7,700.00

1840 LIBERTY HEAD $10 MS61 PCGS

PLEASING LUSTROUS SURFACES. JUST A SINGLE MS62 COIN GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$45,000.00

1841 LIBERTY $10 AU58+ PCGS

WELL STRUCK LUSTROUS SURFACES. VERY SCARCE DATE. ONLY A FEW GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS. POSSIBLY THE HIGHEST STICKERED BY CAC. CAC.
$23,000.00

1843-O LIBERTY HEAD $10 MS60 PCGS

SATIN LUSTROUS SURFACES. LOVELY EARLY MINTED NEW ORLEANS EAGLE.
$25,000.00

1846 LIBERTY HEAD $10 MS61 NGC

WELL STRUCK AND LUSTROUS. THIS IS A VERY SCARCE DATE IN MINT STATE. ONLY TWO COINS GRADED HIGHER. THE HIGHEST GRADED IS A MS62+.
$41,750.00

1853/'2' LIBERTY HEAD $10, OVERDATE MS61 PCGS

VERY CHOICE, WELL STRUCK SURFACES WITH A CLEAR OVERDATE. VERY SCARCE IN MINT STATE. JUST A SINGLE MS62 GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS. CAC.
$35,750.00

1854 LIBERTY HEAD $10 MS62+ PCGS

SATIN LUSTER WITH WELL STRUCK SURFACES QUALIFIES THIS COIN AS A CONDITION CENSUS SPECIMEN. LESS THAN A HANDFUL GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS. CAC.
$33,000.00

1855 LIBERTY HEAD $10 MS62 PCGS

CHOICE SATIN LUSTROUS SURFACES. JUST SIX COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$13,000.00

1856 LIBERTY HEAD $10 MS63 PCGS

VERY CHOICE SATIN LUSTROUS SURFACES. JUST TWO COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$32,950.00

1856-S LIBERTY HEAD $10 AU58 PCGS

VERY CHOICE SATIN LUSTROUS AU. ONLY A DOZEN COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS. CAC.
$9,350.00

1858-S LIBERTY HEAD $10 AU58 PCGS

WELL STRUCK WITH SATIN LUSTER. THIS COIN IS A BREATH AWAY FROM MINT STATE. LESS THEN 80 KNOWN TODAY IN ALL GRADES. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED AS NOT A SINGLE MINT STATE COIN HAS EVER BEEN CERTIFIED.
$36,250.00

1859 LIBERTY HEAD $10 MS62 PCGS

CHOICE, WELL STRUCK SURFACES. CONDITION CENSUS. TIED WITH ONE OTHER COIN FOR HIGHEST GRADED AT PCGS.
$74,800.00

1859-S LIBERTY HEAD $10 AU53 PCGS

WELL STRUCK WITH LUSTER STILL APPARENT. ONLY 40 TO 60 COINS BELIEVED TO EXIST TODAY IN ALL GRADES. CONDITION CENSUS WITH ONLY TWO COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS WITH BOTH BEING AU55.
$35,000.00

1859-S LIBERTY HEAD $10 AU55 NGC

WELL STRUCK WITH LUSTER STILL EVIDENT ON LIGHTLY WORN SURFACES. LESS THAN 60 BELIEVED TO EXIST TODAY IN ALL GRADES ONLY ONE MINT STATE COIN GRADED.
$24,000.00

1860-S LIBERTY HEAD $10 AU55 CAC

CHOICE SLIGHLY WORN SURFACES. LESS THAN 45 KNOWN TO EXIST TODAY IN ALL GRADES. CAC.
$39,600.00

1861-S LIBERTY HEAD $10 AU58 NGC

LOTS OF MINT LUSTER REMAINS ON THIS FLASHY SPECIMEN. VERY RARE IN THIS STATE OF PRESERVATION. FROM THE INITIAL YEAR OF THE CIVIL WAR. ONLY A SINGLE MS61 COIN FRADED HIGHER.
$37,400.00

1862-S LIBERTY HEAD $10 AU53 PCGS

CHOICE LUSTROUS SURFACES. JUST 60 TO 80 COINS BELIEVED TO EXIST TODAY IN ALL GRADES.
$25,300.00

1863-S LIBERTY HEAD $10 AU53 PCGS

WELL STRUCK WITH LUSTER STILL APPARENT. ONLY 40 TO 60 COINS BELIEVED TO EXIST TODAY IN ALL GRADES.
$38,500.00