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 HEAD $10 AU50

VERY CRISP, LUSTROUS AU. ONLY 7,200 STRUCK. JUST 70-100 KNOWN TO EXIST IN ALL GRADES. BYRON REED PEDIGREE.
$16,500.00

1838 LIBERTY HEAD $10 AU55

CHOICE SURFACES. FIRST YEAR OF ISSUE. GREAT TYPE COIN.
$24,950.00

1838 LIBERTY HEAD $10 AU55

LUSTROUS SURFACES. FIRST YEAR OF ISSUE. A TWO YEAR ONLY TYPE COIN.
$24,950.00

1839 LIBERTY HEAD $10, TYPE OF 1838 AU58

TYPE OF 1838. WELL STRUCK WITH GLOWING LUSTER.
$13,950.00

1839 LIBERTY HEAD $10, TYPE OF 1840 AU55

HEAD OF 1840. SMALL LETTERS. ONLY 50-60 KNOWN TO EXIST TODAY.
$27,500.00

1839/8 LIBERTY HEAD $10, TYPE OF 1838 AU55

HEAD OF 1838. A TWO YEAR TYPE COIN. ONLY 25,801 STRUCK.
$11,500.00

1843-O LIBERTY HEAD $10 MS62

CHOICE SATIN LUSTROUS SURFACES. VERY SCARCE NEW ORLEANS MINT COIN. JUST TWO COINS GRADED HIGHER.
$41,000.00

1847-O LIBERTY HEAD $10 MS61

REPUNCHED DATE. VERY SCARCE IN MINT STATE. CAC.
$12,500.00

1853-O LIBERTY HEAD $10 MS62

VERY CHOICE FULLY STRUCK FLASHY SURFACES. ONLY 51,000 STRUCK SOLE HIGHEST GRADED.
$38,500.00

1856-O LIBERTY HEAD $10 AU58

WELL STRUCK LUSTROUS SURFACES. ONLY 2 COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$18,500.00

1858-S LIBERTY HEAD $10 AU58

VERY CHOICE LUSTROUS SURFACES. ONLY 60-80 PIECES KNOWN TO EXIST. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
$21,500.00

1858-S LIBERTY HEAD $10 AU58

CHOICE LUSTROUS SURFACES. JUST 60-80 KNOWN. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
$21,500.00

1861-S LIBERTY HEAD $10 AU55

WELL STRUCK, LUSTROUS AU. THE HIGHEST GRADED BY PCGS IS AN AU58+. CONDITION CENSUS.
$18,500.00

1864-S LIBERTY $10 XF45+

CHOICE EVENLY WORN SURFACES. VERY RARE BRANCH MINT $10 LIBERTY. ONLY 2,500 STRUCK. JUST 22 TO 26 KNOWN TO EXIST TODAY IN ALL GRADES. THIS HIGHEST GRADE IS AN AU55+. PITTMAN PEDIGREE.
$155,000.00

1868 LIBERTY HEAD $10 MS61

VERY SCARCE. ONLY 10,630 STRUCK. ONLY ONE MS62 COIN GRADED HIGHER.
$17,950.00

1868-S LIBERTY HEAD $10 AU58

CHOICE LUSTOUS SPECIMEN. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
$22,950.00

1873 LIBERTY HEAD $10, CLOSED 3 XF40

CLOSED 3. WELL STRUCK, EVENLY WORN SURFACES. ONLY 800 STRUCK. JUST 30 TO 35 KNOWN TO EXIST TODAY IN ALL GRADES.
$18,500.00

1873-CC LIBERTY HEAD $10 MS53

CHOICE LIGHTLY CIRCULATED SURFACES. ONLY 60-80 BELIEVED TO EXIST IN ALL GRADES. CONDITION CENSUS WITH AU58 BEING THE HIGHEST GRADED.
$59,500.00

1874-S LIBERTY HEAD $10 AU58

WELL STRUCK AND LUSTROUS. ONLY 10,000 STRUCK. ONLY A SINGLE MS61 COIN GRADED HIGHER.
$21,950.00

1879-O LIBERTY HEAD $10 MS60

WELL STRUCK WITH BRIGHT LUSTROUS SURFACES. ONLY 75-100 COINS BELIEVED TO EXIST. JUST THREE MS61 COINS GRADED HIGHER.
$85,000.00

1881-O LIBERTY HEAD $10 MS60

STRICTLY UNCIRCULATED. ONLY 8,350 STRUCK. JUST TWO MS61 COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS. CAC.
$26,400.00