Liberty Head $10

No Motto (1838-1866)

At the turn of the 19th century, the upheaval of the “Reign of Terror” and Napoleonic Wars resulted in a worldwide rise in gold prices. With the U.S. Mint statutorily bound to the weight specifications and 15 to 1 silver/gold ratio defined by the Act of 1792, the fluctuating market price of precious metals wreaked havoc with U.S. coinage, particularly the largest gold coin, the flagship $10 Capped Bust “Eagle.” By 1795, an ounce of gold—worth 15 ounces of silver in the United States—was worth 15.5 ounces of silver in Paris. That was enough motivation for bullion brokers to buy United States gold coins, mostly with Latin American silver coins, and ship them to Paris to be sold. By 1813 the ratio would reach 16.25:1, and before long, 98% of all U.S. gold coinage would be destroyed. At the end of 1804, President Thomas Jefferson ordered eagle production stopped. I.... (Expand Text)

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1838 LIBERTY $10, NO MOTTO, COV. EAR MS45

FIRST YEAR OF ISSUE. ONLY 7,200 STRUCK.
$11,500.00

1838 LIBERTY $10, NO MOTTO, COV. EAR MS50

NICE LUSTER. FIRST YEAR OF ISSUE. ONLY 7,200 STRUCK.
$18,500.00

1839/8 LIBERTY $10, TYPE OF 1838, NO MOTTO, COV. EAR MS55

HEAD OF 1838. A TWO YEAR TYPE COIN. ONLY 25,801 STRUCK.
$11,950.00

1846 LIBERTY $10, NO MOTTO MS55

VERY SCARCE DATE. ONLY 20,095 STRUCK. JUST 3 HIGHER AT PCGS.
$9,950.00

1846 LIBERTY $10, NO MOTTO MS55

SCARCE DATE. ONLY 9 GRADED HIGHER AT NGC.
$6,950.00

1858 LIBERTY $10, NO MOTTO MS55

VERY SCARCE. ONLY 2,521 STRUCK. JUST 2 AU58s HIGHER AT PCGS.
$23,500.00

1858 LIBERTY $10, NO MOTTO MS60

VERY SCARCE. LUSTEROUS. ONLY 2,521 STRUCK. JUST 1 HIGHER.
$28,500.00

1858-S LIBERTY HEAD $10 MS53

VERY SCARCE SAN FRANCISCO EAGLE. ONLY 11,800 STRUCK. JUST 3 AU55 COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$9,750.00

1859-S LIBERTY $10, NO MOTTO MS50

WELL STRUCK. ONLY 7,000 MINTED.
$18,950.00

1869 LIBERTY $10, MOTTO MS61

VERY RARE. ONLY 1,830 STRUCK. JUST 2 GRADED HIGHER.
$39,950.00

1869-S LIBERTY $10, MOTTO MS55

ONLY 6,430 STRUCK. JUST 5 HIGHER AT PCGS.
$12,500.00

1872-S LIBERTY $10, MOTTO MS58

VERY SCARCE. ONLY 17,300 STRUCK. JUST 2 GRADED HIGHER.
$6,950.00

1874-S LIBERTY $10, MOTTO MS53

ONLY 10,000 STRUCK. JUST 6 GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$6,500.00

1874-S LIBERTY $10, MOTTO MS55

WELL STRUCK. ONLY 5 GRADED HIGHER AT NGC.
$8,950.00

1877-S LIBERTY $10, MOTTO MS58

LOTS OF LUSTER. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED AT PCGS. CAC.
$14,950.00

1880-S LIBERTY $10, MOTTO MS64

ONLY 1 MS66 COIN GRADED HIGHER.
$9,250.00

1883-CC LIBERTY $10, MOTTO MS58

VERY SCARCE. JUST 12,000 STRUCK. ONLY 5 HIGHER. CAC.
$18,950.00

1883-S LIBERTY $10, MOTTO MS63

TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED. ONLY 38,000 STRUCK.
$9,950.00

1884-S LIBERTY $10, MOTTO MS63

VERY FLASHY LUSTER. JUST ONE GRADED HIGHER.
$4,750.00

1886-S LIBERTY $10 MS64+

TIED WITH 2 OTHERS FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
$6,750.00

1889-S LIBERTY $10 MS64+

WELL STRUCK WITH LOVELY LUSTER. ONLY ONE GRADED HIGHER. CAC.
$12,950.00