1859 $10 (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Head $10 1838-1907

PCGS MS62

PCGS MS62

PCGS MS61

PCGS MS61

PCGS MS61

PCGS MS61

PCGS #:
8628
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
26.80 millimeters
Weight:
16.70 grams
Mintage:
16,013
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
Current Auctions - NGC Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - PCGS Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 142 R-7.5 32 / 64 TIE 63 / 183 TIE
60 or Better 3 R-9.8 13 / 64 TIE 30 / 183 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 64 1 / 183
Survival Estimate
All Grades 142
60 or Better 3
65 or Better
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-7.5
60 or Better R-9.8
65 or Better R-10.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 32 / 64 TIE
60 or Better 13 / 64 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 64
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 63 / 183 TIE
60 or Better 30 / 183 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 183

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS62 PCGS grade MS62 PCGS grade

Stack’s “Alto Collection” 12/1970:345 - Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 10/1999:1468, $12,650 - Donald E. Bently Collection - Heritage 1/2014:5488, $39,656.25 - Heritage 4/2014:5770, $47,000 - Stack's/Bowers 7//2015:6052, $58,750

1 MS62 PCGS grade
1 MS62 estimated grade
4 MS61 PCGS grade  
	MS61 PCGS grade

David Hall Collection - Bob R. Simpson Collection - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 9/2015:248, $18,212.50

4 MS61 PCGS grade

Stack's/Bowers 8/2013:4511, $21,738

6 AU58 PCGS grade
6 AU58 PCGS grade
6 AU58 PCGS grade
6 AU58 PCGS grade
6 AU58 PCGS grade
MS62 PCGS grade #1 MS62 PCGS grade

Stack’s “Alto Collection” 12/1970:345 - Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 10/1999:1468, $12,650 - Donald E. Bently Collection - Heritage 1/2014:5488, $39,656.25 - Heritage 4/2014:5770, $47,000 - Stack's/Bowers 7//2015:6052, $58,750

#1 MS62 PCGS grade
#1 MS62 estimated grade
 
	MS61 PCGS grade 
#4 MS61 PCGS grade

David Hall Collection - Bob R. Simpson Collection - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 9/2015:248, $18,212.50

#4 MS61 PCGS grade

Stack's/Bowers 8/2013:4511, $21,738

#6 AU58 PCGS grade
#6 AU58 PCGS grade
#6 AU58 PCGS grade
#6 AU58 PCGS grade
#6 AU58 PCGS grade
David Akers (1975/88): The 1859 is a very rare date in all grades and is comparable overall to the 1857. The typical 1859 is VF or EF, well struck, with prooflike or partially prooflike surfaces. A few AU pieces are known but I am aware of only one uncirculated piece, an average quality specimen.