1862-S $10 AU50

PCGS#: 8636

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): Although not as rare as its counterpart in the Half Eagle series, the 1862-S is still a very rare coin in all grades. It is similar in rarity to the 1858-S, 1859-S and 1863-S and is just a little less rare than the 1860-S. Known specimens are all well worn with VF being the typical available grade. A small number of EF specimens are known but they are very rare. To the best of my knowledge, the 1862-S is unknown in uncirculated condition; at least I have not seen or heard of one. From the standpoint of condition rarity, this date ranks in the top ten coins in the entire Eagle series.

Diameter: 26.80 millimeters Designer: Christian Gobrecht Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 12,500 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 65 R-8.3 16 / 64 TIE 28 / 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 MS61 PCGS grade

Heritage 4/28/2011:5427, $103,500 - David Hall Collection - Simpson Collection

2 AU58 PCGS grade

Heritage 10/2014:5017, $21,150

3 AU55 PCGS grade
3 AU55 PCGS grade  
3 AU55 PCGS grade