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1860-S $10 (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Head $10 1838-1907

PCGS MS60

PCGS MS60

PCGS AU58

PCGS AU58

PCGS AU55

PCGS AU55

PCGS #:
8632
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
26.80 millimeters
Weight:
16.70 grams
Mintage:
5,000
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 36 R-8.7 4 / 64 6 / 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 36
60 or Better
65 or Better
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-8.7
60 or Better R-10.1
65 or Better R-10.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 4 / 64
60 or Better 1 / 64
65 or Better 1 / 64
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 6 / 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 PCGS grade AU58 PCGS grade

Ellen D Collection (PCGS Set Registry) - Simpson Collection


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

Ellen D Collection (PCGS Set Registry) - Simpson Collection


#2 AU55 PCGS grade
#2 AU55 PCGS grade
#2 AU55 PCGS grade
#5 AU53 PCGS grade
#5 AU53 PCGS grade
#5 AU53 estimated grade
#5 AU53 estimated grade
#5 AU53 estimated grade
#5 AU53 estimated grade
David Akers (1975/88): The 1860-S is a major rarity in any condition. Relatively few are available in the lower grades and only two or three exist in the AU level. The Bell 1944 coin is the only one ever catalogued as uncirculated and if it really is it is probably unique. I have not seen a mint state 1860-S or heard of one other than the Bell piece. The 1860-S ranks in the top 10 coins in the entire U.S. $10 series in rarity according to auction appearances.
Doug Winter: Unless you know this series, you are probably not aware of the true rarity of the 1860-S, This is a very rare coin in all grades and one that is even harder to locate than its small original mintage of 5,000 would suggest. I believe that 35-45 are known including five or six properly graded AUs and two in Mint State. This date was unknown in Uncirculated until two were fould in the S.S. Republic treasure. The finer of the two, graded MS62 by NGC, is owned by a West Coast collector.

The typical 1860-S is very well worn with VF to EF detail and shows signs of having been mishandled. The strike is typically soft with weakness on the stars and incomplete definitions in the centers.