1838 $10 VF20

CERTIFICATION#: -40556
PCGS#: 8575

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Sold by B. Max Mehl Jun '41 price realized $23.5

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): After a 34 year hiatus from issuing Eagles, the Mint resumed production of this denomination in 1838. Because it is the first year of a two-year-only type, the 1838 Eagle has long been very popular and desirable. It is also rare in all conditions and high grade specimens are very difficult to obtain. The typically available 1838 is only VF-EF and strictly uncirculated specimens are extremely rare.

 

Diameter: 26.80 millimeters Designer: Christian Gobrecht Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 7,200 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 85 R-8.1 1 / 2 43 / 183 TIE
60 or Better 5 R-9.7 1 / 2 44 / 183 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 2 1 / 183

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS63 PCGS grade  
1 MS63 PCGS grade   Heritage 3/2002:7095, $63,250
3 MS62 estimated grade   Freedom Collection - Heritage 1/2007:3638, $115,000
4 MS61 PCGS grade  
4 MS61 PCGS grade