1859-S $10 AU53

PCGS#: 8630

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): Like the comparably rare 1858-S, the 1859-S is grossly underrated in light of its true rarity. In terms of both overall rarity and condition rarity, the 1859-S is as rare as the famous 1858 and 1859-O and thus ranks near the top of series in rarity according to frequency of appearance at auction and rarity according to average grade. I have seen relatively few specimens and most graded only VF, a few were EF but none were better.

Diameter: 26.80 millimeters Designer: Christian Gobrecht Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 7,000 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 45 R-8.6 5 / 64 TIE 8 / 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 estimated grade  
2 AU55 PCGS grade  
3 AU53 PCGS grade Ellen D Collection (PCGS Set Registry) - Simpson Collection
3 AU53 PCGS grade  
3 AU53 PCGS grade