1859 $10 MS61

CERTIFICATION#: 19171708
PCGS#: 8628

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): The 1859 is a very rare date in all grades and is comparable overall to the 1857. The typical 1859 is VF or EF, well struck, with prooflike or partially prooflike surfaces. A few AU pieces are known but I am aware of only one uncirculated piece, an average quality specimen.

Diameter: 26.80 millimeters Designer: Christian Gobrecht Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 16,013 Weight: 16.70 grams Metal Content: 90% Gold, 10% Copper

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 142 R-7.5 32 / 64 TIE 63 / 183 TIE
60 or Better 3 R-9.8 13 / 64 TIE 30 / 183 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 64 1 / 183

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS62 PCGS grade

Donald E. Bently Collection - Heritage 1/2014:5488, $39,656.25 - Heritage 4/2014:5770, $47,000

1 MS62 estimated grade  
3 MS61 PCGS grade Ellen D Collection (PCGS Set Registry) - Simpson Collection
4 AU58 PCGS grade
4 AU58 PCGS grade