1852 $10 Assay (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS63

PCGS MS63

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PCGS MS63

PCGS MS63

PCGS MS63

PCGS MS63

PCGS #:
10001
Designer:
N/A
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Diameter:
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Weight:
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Mintage:
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Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
Gold
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Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS64 PCGS grade
2 MS63 PCGS grade

Heritage 4/2014:5468, $52,875

2 MS63 PCGS grade

Heritage 7/2015:3431, $42,300

2 MS63 PCGS grade
2 MS63 estimated grade
2 MS63 estimated grade
7 MS62 PCGS grade
7 MS62 PCGS grade

Riverboat Collection - Heritage 4/2014:5427, $30,550

7 MS62 PCGS grade
7 MS62 PCGS grade
#1 MS64 PCGS grade
#2 MS63 PCGS grade

Heritage 4/2014:5468, $52,875

#2 MS63 PCGS grade

Heritage 7/2015:3431, $42,300

#2 MS63 PCGS grade
#2 MS63 estimated grade
#2 MS63 estimated grade
#7 MS62 PCGS grade
#7 MS62 PCGS grade

Riverboat Collection - Heritage 4/2014:5427, $30,550

#7 MS62 PCGS grade
#7 MS62 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

In 1852, the U.S. Assay Office of Gold was reorganized following the departure of John Little Moffatt and the succession of Mssrs. Curtis, Perry, and Ward. The reorganization resulted in minor changes to the coinage, primarily in the substitution of the title "United States Assay Office of Gold" in place of Augustus Humbert's name. In 1852, the U.S. Assay Office of Gold issued $10 and $50 coins under their name. The $10 editions are fairly scarce and come in two versions, each related to the positioning of the legends on the reverse. On the more common version, the O of OFFICE is under the N of UNITED. On the more rare variety, the O of OFFICE is under the I of UNITED.

Mint State examples of the 1852 U.S. Assay Office of Gold $10s are very rare, and they are usually low-grade Uncs. Only one or two Choice examples are known, one of which is the NGC MS63 from the Eric Newman Collection.