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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1896-S LIBERTY $10, MOTTO MS63

ONLY 2 GRADED MS63 WITH 2 HIGHER IN MS64 AT NGC.
$8,950.00

1897 LIBERTY $10, MOTTO MS65

A GEM SATIN COIN. ONLY 4 GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$5,950.00

1898 LIBERTY HEAD $10 PR66 Deep Cameo

GEM DEEP MIRRORED CAMEO. ONLY 67 STRUCK. CAC.
$105,000.00

1901 LIBERTY HEAD $10 MS67

GEM SATIN SURFACES. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
$28,500.00

1903-S LIBERTY $10, MOTTO MS67

GEM SATIN SURFACES. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
$25,500.00