1866-S $10 No Motto (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Head $10 1838-1907

PCGS AU55

PCGS AU55

PCGS AU53

PCGS AU53

PCGS AU53

PCGS AU53

PCGS #:
8644
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
26.80 millimeters
Weight:
16.70 grams
Mintage:
8,500
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 42 R-8.6 5 / 64 TIE 8 / 183 TIE
60 or Better 1 R-10.0 1 / 64 TIE 1 / 183 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 64 1 / 183
Survival Estimate
All Grades 42
60 or Better 1
65 or Better
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-8.6
60 or Better R-10.0
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 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 64
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 8 / 183 TIE
60 or Better 1 / 183 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 183

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 AU58 PCGS grade

Worldwide Coin Investments, sold privately on 10/18/1973 - Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 11/2000:689, $21,850

2 AU55 PCGS grade
2 AU55 PCGS grade
2 AU55 estimated grade
5 AU53 estimated grade
5 AU53 estimated grade
5 AU53 estimated grade
8 AU50 PCGS grade AU50 PCGS grade

Ellen D Collection (PCGS Set Registry) - Simpson Collection

8 AU50 PCGS grade

Braodus R. Littlejohn Collection - Schuyler Ramsey Auctions 2/2012:1022

8 AU50 estimated grade
#1 AU58 PCGS grade

Worldwide Coin Investments, sold privately on 10/18/1973 - Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 11/2000:689, $21,850

#2 AU55 PCGS grade
#2 AU55 PCGS grade
#2 AU55 estimated grade
#5 AU53 estimated grade
#5 AU53 estimated grade
#5 AU53 estimated grade
AU50 PCGS grade #8 AU50 PCGS grade

Ellen D Collection (PCGS Set Registry) - Simpson Collection

#8 AU50 PCGS grade

Braodus R. Littlejohn Collection - Schuyler Ramsey Auctions 2/2012:1022

#8 AU50 estimated grade
David Akers (1975/88): The 1866-S No Motto Eagle is one of the rarest dates in the series. In my auction survey, it ranked third in rarity according to frequency of appearance at auction behind only the 1875 and 1864-S and ahead of such well know rarities as the 1798/7 7x6 Stars, 1858 and 1933. I don't feel it is the third rarest date overall, however, but it certainly is very rare, particularly in EF or better condition. Most of the few examples I have seen graded no better than VF but I do know of one specimen that grades very close to uncirculated.