1861 $10 (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Head $10 1838-1907

PCGS MS64+

PCGS MS64+

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PCGS MS63+

PCGS MS63+

PCGS MS63

PCGS MS63

PCGS #:
8633
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
26.80 millimeters
Weight:
16.70 grams
Mintage:
113,164
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
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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 625 R-5.7 60 / 64 TIE 113 / 183 TIE
60 or Better 22 R-9.0 48 / 64 TIE 75 / 183 TIE
65 or Better 1 R-10.0 1 / 64 TIE 1 / 183 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 625
60 or Better 22
65 or Better 1
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-5.7
60 or Better R-9.0
65 or Better R-10.0
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 60 / 64 TIE
60 or Better 48 / 64 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 64 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 113 / 183 TIE
60 or Better 75 / 183 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 183 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade

Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 11/2000:679, $50,600

2 MS64+ PCGS grade MS64+ PCGS grade
3 MS63+ PCGS grade

Heritage 8/2013:5878 (as NGC MS63+ 3672419-001), $25,850 (plate-matched) - Numismatic Financial Corporation (as PCGS MS63+ 25377667) - Nevada Collection

4 MS63 PCGS grade
4 MS63 PCGS grade
4 MS63 estimated grade
7 MS62+ PCGS grade  
	MS62+ PCGS grade

Heritage 6/2006:3509, $9,315 - David Hall Collection - Bob R. Simpson Collection - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 9/2015:250, $15,862.50

8 MS62 PCGS grade
8 MS62 PCGS grade
8 MS62 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade

Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 11/2000:679, $50,600

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

Heritage 8/2013:5878 (as NGC MS63+ 3672419-001), $25,850 (plate-matched) - Numismatic Financial Corporation (as PCGS MS63+ 25377667) - Nevada Collection

#4 MS63 PCGS grade
#4 MS63 PCGS grade
#4 MS63 estimated grade
 
	MS62+ PCGS grade 
#7 MS62+ PCGS grade

Heritage 6/2006:3509, $9,315 - David Hall Collection - Bob R. Simpson Collection - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 9/2015:250, $15,862.50

#8 MS62 PCGS grade
#8 MS62 PCGS grade
#8 MS62 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

David Akers was correct in his observation that the 1861 is one of the most common of the No Motto Eagle dates, though he rated it more common than the 1855, which is incorrect. Based on population data, the most common dates among the No Motto Eagles are 1847, 1847-O, 1851-O, and then the 1861. In fact, the 1855 is much less common than the 1861.

Grading data shows over two dozen PCGS-certified Mint State examples, the vast majority of which are low-end MS61s. The two choice examples to which Akers referred appear to include an amazing PCGS MS66 (finest known from the Bass Collection) and a lovely PCGS MS64+ (the second finest known).

David Akers (1975/88): This is the commonest date of the No Motto type after 1855 but it is still a very scarce date, particularly in high grade. While VF and EF examples can be obtained, AU specimens are very difficult to locate and strictly uncirculated pieces are very rare. I have seen several mint state 1861 Eagles including two very choice ones but in terms of both overall rarity and condition rarity, this date is considerably more rare than a number of dates of this type.