1857-S $10 (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Head $10 1838-1907

PCGS MS64+

PCGS MS64+

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PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64

PCGS AU58+

PCGS AU58+

PCGS #:
8624
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
26.80 millimeters
Weight:
16.70 grams
Mintage:
26,000
Mint:
San Francisco
Metal:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 100 R-8.0 21 / 64 TIE 48 / 183 TIE
60 or Better 8 R-9.6 35 / 64 TIE 56 / 183 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 64 1 / 183
Survival Estimate
All Grades 100
60 or Better 8
65 or Better
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-8.0
60 or Better R-9.6
65 or Better R-10.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 21 / 64 TIE
60 or Better 35 / 64 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 64
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 48 / 183 TIE
60 or Better 56 / 183 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 183

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS64 PCGS grade
1 MS64 PCGS grade
3 MS63 PCGS grade
3 MS63 PCGS grade
5 MS62 PCGS grade
5 MS62 PCGS grade
7 AU58 PCGS grade
8 AU55 PCGS grade

Ellen D Collection (PCGS Set Registry) - Simpson Collection

8 AU55 PCGS grade
8 AU55 PCGS grade
#1 MS64 PCGS grade
#1 MS64 PCGS grade
#3 MS63 PCGS grade
#3 MS63 PCGS grade
#5 MS62 PCGS grade
#5 MS62 PCGS grade
#7 AU58 PCGS grade
#8 AU55 PCGS grade

Ellen D Collection (PCGS Set Registry) - Simpson Collection

#8 AU55 PCGS grade
#8 AU55 PCGS grade
David Akers (1975/88): Low grade specimens are the norm for this date yet the 1857-S is sufficiently rare that even VF and EF examples are seldom seen. I have seen two or three AU's but have neither seen nor heard of a strictly uncirculated piece. The 1857-S is just as rare as the lower mintage 1857-O and is nearly as rare as the 1855-S. It is considerably more rare than the 1854-S or 1856-S.

(PCGS CoinFacts editor's note: David Akers comments are from his seminal book on $10 gold pieces, published in 1980. This was before the discovery of the SS Central America ship wreck and gold hoard which was found in 1986 and came to market in 2000. The SS Central America treasure hoard contained thousands of 1857-S $20 gold pieces and a handful of 1957-S $10 Liberties, including a handful of mint state specimens. Before the SS Central America treasure hoard, as David Akers indicated, the 1857-S $10 Liberty was unknown in uncirculated condition.)