1849 $10 MS62

CERTIFICATION#: -35480
PCGS#: 8601

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Sold by David Akers Numismatics May '98 Price realized $7150

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): The 1849 is one of the most common dates of the 1840's and it is relatively easy to obtain in VF or EF condition. In high grade it is scarce, roughly comparable to the 1847 and 1847-O but more elusive in choice or gem condition. However, AU and uncirculated examples of this date are more available than similar quality examples of the other dates of this decade.

Some 1849 Eagles offered in the past were claimed to be overdates, i.e. "1849/8". However, the specimens I have examined appeared to me to be repunched dates rather than overdates and I do not believe a true overdate exists.

Diameter: 26.80 millimeters Designer: Christian Gobrecht Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 653,618 Weight: 16.70 grams Metal Content: 90% Gold, 10% Copper
3
865
1
4
715
6
720
12
735
2
15
740
3
45+
1,325
50+
1,475
53+
1,650
55+
2,000
58+
2,950
62+
11,500
63+
25,500

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 625 R-5.7 60 / 64 TIE 113 / 183 TIE
60 or Better 32 R-8.8 51 / 64 80 / 183
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 64 1 / 183

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS64 PCGS grade  
1 MS64 PCGS grade  
2 MS63 PCGS grade Ellen D Collection (PCGS Set Registry)
2 MS63 PCGS grade  
2 MS63 PCGS grade