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

NICE LUSTER. FIRST YEAR OF ISSUE. ONLY 7,200 STRUCK.
$16,500.00

1838 LIBERTY HEAD $10 AU55

CHOICE SURFACES. FIRST YEAR OF ISSUE. GREAT TYPE COIN.
$24,500.00

1838 LIBERTY HEAD $10 AU55

LUSTROUS SURFACES. FIRST YEAR OF ISSUE. A TWO YEAR ONLY TYPE COIN.
$24,500.00

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 $10, TYPE OF 1838, NO MOTTO, COV. EAR AU55

HEAD OF 1838. A TWO YEAR TYPE COIN. ONLY 25,801 STRUCK.
$10,950.00

1843 LIBERTY HEAD $10 AU58

CHOICE VERY LUSTROUS AU. JUST A SINGLE MS61 GRADED HIGHER.
$16,500.00

1843-O LIBERTY HEAD $10 MS62

CHOICE SATIN LUSTROUS SURFACES. VERY SCARCE NEW ORLEANS MINT COIN. JUST TWO COINS GRADED HIGHER.
$38,500.00

1846 LIBERTY HEAD $10 AU55

VERY SCARCE DATE. ONLY 20,095 STRUCK. JUST 8 HIGHER AT PCGS.
$9,250.00

1847-O LIBERTY HEAD $10 MS61

REPUNCHED DATE. VERY SCARCE IN MINT STATE. CAC.
$11,950.00

1848-O LIBERTY HEAD $10 MS62

WELL STRUCK WITH FLASHY SATIN LUSTROUS SURFACES. CAC.
$43,500.00

1853-O LIBERTY HEAD $10 MS62

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

1854-O LIBERTY HEAD $10, LARGE DATE AU58

LARGE DATE. LUSTROUS SURFACES. CAC.
$9,950.00

1856-O LIBERTY HEAD $10 AU58

WELL STRUCK LUSTROUS SURFACES. ONLY 2 COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$17,500.00

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

1868 LIBERTY HEAD $10 MS61

VERY SCARCE. ONLY 10,630 STRUCK. TIED WITH 1 OTHER COIN FOR HIGHEST GRADED AT NGC.
$19,500.00

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.
$21,500.00

1876 LIBERTY HEAD $10 AU58

WELL STRUCK LUSTROUS SURFACES. ONLY 687 STRUCK. JUST 40-50 BELIEVED TO EXIST TODAY IN ALL GRADES. ONLY A SOLE MS60 COIN GRADED HIGHER.
$64,500.00

1879-O LIBERTY HEAD $10 AU58

WELL STRUCK AND LUSTROUS. ONLY 1,500 STRUCK. JUST 75 TO 100 KNOWN IN ALL GRADES.
$54,500.00

1880-O LIBERTY HEAD $10 AU58

CHOICE LUSTROUS SURFACES. ONLY 9,200 STRUCK.
$9,750.00