1861-S $10 AU55

PCGS#: 8634

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): While not as rare as the 1858-S, 1859-S or 1860-S, the 1861-S is still a very rare date in all grades. It is similar in rarity to the lower mintage 1855-S and a little more rare than the 1857-S. Most specimens are well worn with the population evenly spread over the Fine, VF and EF grades. A very few AU's are known but no uncirculated specimens. Like the other dates mentioned above, this date is a grossly underrated rarity.

Diameter: 26.80 millimeters Designer: Christian Gobrecht Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 15,500 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 80 R-8.2 18 / 64 TIE 35 / 183 TIE
60 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 64 1 / 183
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 64 1 / 183

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 AU58 PCGS grade  
1 AU58 PCGS grade   May no longer be a valid cert
3 AU58 estimated grade  
4 AU55 PCGS grade Ellen D Collection (PCGS Set Registry) - Simpson Collection
4 AU55 PCGS grade