1859-S $10 (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Head $10 1838-1907

PCGS AU55

PCGS AU55

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PCGS AU55

PCGS AU55

PCGS AU53

PCGS AU53

PCGS #:
8630
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
26.80 millimeters
Weight:
16.70 grams
Mintage:
7,000
Mint:
San Francisco
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 45 R-8.6 5 / 64 TIE 8 / 183 TIE
60 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 64 1 / 183
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 64 1 / 183
Survival Estimate
All Grades 45
60 or Better
65 or Better
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-8.6
60 or Better R-10.1
65 or Better R-10.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 5 / 64 TIE
60 or Better 1 / 64
65 or Better 1 / 64
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 8 / 183 TIE
60 or Better 1 / 183
65 or Better 1 / 183

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 AU58 estimated grade
2 AU55 PCGS grade
2 AU55 PCGS grade
4 AU53 PCGS grade  
	AU53 PCGS grade

David Hall Collection - Bob R. Simpson Collection

4 AU53 PCGS grade

Heritage 6/2013:4805, $15,275

4 AU53 PCGS grade
4 AU53 PCGS grade
4 AU53 PCGS grade
4 AU53 estimated grade

Heritage 2/2007:4740, $16,100

10 AU50 PCGS grade

Heritage 3/2013:4303, $10,575

#1 AU58 estimated grade
#2 AU55 PCGS grade
#2 AU55 PCGS grade
 
	AU53 PCGS grade 
#4 AU53 PCGS grade

David Hall Collection - Bob R. Simpson Collection

#4 AU53 PCGS grade

Heritage 6/2013:4805, $15,275

#4 AU53 PCGS grade
#4 AU53 PCGS grade
#4 AU53 PCGS grade
#4 AU53 estimated grade

Heritage 2/2007:4740, $16,100

#10 AU50 PCGS grade

Heritage 3/2013:4303, $10,575

David Akers (1975/88): Like the comparably rare 1858-S, the 1859-S is grossly underrated in light of its true rarity. In terms of both overall rarity and condition rarity, the 1859-S is as rare as the famous 1858 and 1859-O and thus ranks near the top of series in rarity according to frequency of appearance at auction and rarity according to average grade. I have seen relatively few specimens and most graded only VF, a few were EF but none were better.