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1856 $10 (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Head $10 1838-1907

PCGS MS63+

PCGS MS63+

PCGS MS63

PCGS MS63

PCGS MS62

PCGS MS62

PCGS #:
8619
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
26.80 millimeters
Weight:
16.70 grams
Mintage:
60,490
Metal:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

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Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 325 R-6.3 53 / 64 TIE 97 / 183 TIE
60 or Better 17 R-9.2 47 / 64 73 / 183 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 64 1 / 183
Survival Estimate
All Grades 325
60 or Better 17
65 or Better
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-6.3
60 or Better R-9.2
65 or Better R-10.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 53 / 64 TIE
60 or Better 47 / 64
65 or Better 1 / 64
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 97 / 183 TIE
60 or Better 73 / 183 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 183

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS64 PCGS grade
2 MS63+ PCGS grade  
	MS63 PCGS grade

David Hall Collection - Bob R. Simpson Collection - D.L. Hansen Collection

3 MS63 PCGS grade
3 MS63 PCGS grade
3 MS63 PCGS grade
3 MS63 PCGS grade
3 MS63 PCGS grade
3 MS63 PCGS grade
3 MS63 estimated grade
3 MS63 estimated grade
#1 MS64 PCGS grade
 
	MS63 PCGS grade 
#2 MS63+ PCGS grade

David Hall Collection - Bob R. Simpson Collection - D.L. Hansen Collection

#3 MS63 PCGS grade
#3 MS63 PCGS grade
#3 MS63 PCGS grade
#3 MS63 PCGS grade
#3 MS63 PCGS grade
#3 MS63 PCGS grade
#3 MS63 estimated grade
#3 MS63 estimated grade
David Akers (1975/88): The 1856 is very scarce in all grades and most known specimens grade only VF or EF. A small number of AU examples are known and there are a few uncirculated specimens known to exist. I have seen three that were choice and there may be a couple of others. The 1856 is more rare than the 1847, 1849, 1850, 1853 and 1855 and is comparable in overall rarity to the 1848 and 1852 although it is not as rare in uncirculated as the latter two.