1858 $10 MS64

PCGS#: 8625

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): Because of the hype and hoopla given to this date when it was catalogued by B. Max Mehl as well as others many years ago, the 1858 is one of the few Liberty Head Eagles that has attained a level of fame commensurate with its rarity. In fact, its reputation actually exceeds its true rarity which has often been greatly exaggerated with erroneous statements claiming that only four, six, or eight are known. Many more are known than that (25-30 business strikes would be a good guess) but the date must still be considered very rare in any grade and extremely rare from the standpoint of "condition rarity".

Almost all known 1858 Eagles grade only VF or EF and I know of only one gem uncirculated piece that was unknown to the numismatic world until 1972.


Diameter: 26.80 millimeters Designer: Christian Gobrecht Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 2,521 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 52 R-8.4 10 / 64 TIE 17 / 183 TIE
60 or Better 1 R-10.0 1 / 64 TIE 1 / 183 TIE
65 or Better 1 R-10.0 1 / 64 TIE 1 / 183 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS64 PCGS grade

Palakika Collection - Heritage 5/2007:2343, $276,000 - Ellen D Collection (PCGS Set Registry) - Simpson Collection

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2 AU58 estimated grade  
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2 AU58 estimated grade