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 AU55

CHOICE SURFACES. FIRST YEAR OF ISSUE. GREAT TYPE COIN. LESS THAN 100 KNOWN IN ALL GRADES.
$30,250.00

1838 LIBERTY HEAD $10 AU55

LUSTROUS SURFACES. FIRST YEAR OF ISSUE. A TWO YEAR ONLY TYPE COIN. LESS THAN 100 KNOWN IN ALL GRADES.
$30,250.00

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

HEAD OF 1838. A TWO YEAR TYPE COIN. ONLY 25,801 STRUCK.
$13,200.00

1839/8 LIBERTY HEAD $10, TYPE OF 1838 AU58

TYPE OF 1838. WELL STRUCK WITH GLOWING LUSTER.
$21,950.00

1840 LIBERTY HEAD $10 AU58

WELL STRUCK. VERY SCARCE IN MINT STATE CONDITION. THIS SPECIMEN IS SHOWING VERY SLIGHT WEAR.
$8,500.00

1842-O LIBERTY HEAD $10 AU58

WELL STRUCK WITH STILL LOTS OF MINT LUSTER. JUST A TOTAL OF TEN COINS IN MINT STATE GRADED HIGHER.
$20,250.00

1843 LIBERTY HEAD $10 AU58

CHOICE LUSTROUS SURFACES. ONLY A TRACE OF CIRCULATION EVIDENT. JUST THREE COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS. THE HIGHEST ONLY MS61.
$21,950.00

1843-O LIBERTY HEAD $10 MS63

VERY CHOICE SATIN LUSTROUS SURFACES. A NEW ORLEANS RARITY IN MINT STATE CONDITION. TIED WITH ONE OTHER COIN FOR SECOND HIGHEST GRADED.
$100,000.00

1845-O LIBERTY HEAD $10 AU55

WELL STRUCK WITH LUSTER STILL APPARENT.
$6,000.00

1846 LIBERTY HEAD $10 MS61

WELL STRUCK AND LUSTROUS. THIS IS A VERY SCARCE DATE IN MINT STATE. ONLY TWO COINS GRADED HIGHER. THE HIGHEST GRADED IS A MS62+.
$49,500.00

1848-O LIBERTY HEAD $10 AU53

PLEASING LIGHTLY CIRCULATED SURFACES. VERY SCARCE NEW ORLEANS STRUCK EAGLE.
$5,500.00

1850 LIBERTY HEAD $10, SMALL DATE AU58

WELL STRUCK, LUSTROUS SURFACES. JUST THE SLIGHTEST OF WEAR EVIDENT. ONLY SIX COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$6,595.00

1851 LIBERTY HEAD $10 AU58

WELL STRUCK AND LUSTROUS. A WHISPER AWAY FROM MINT STATE. CAC.
$4,950.00

1851-O LIBERTY HEAD $10 AU58

WELL STRUCK AND LUSTROUS.
$4,275.00

1851-O LIBERTY HEAD $10 AU58

LOVELY SURFACES SHOWING ONLY A HINT OF WEAR.
$4,275.00

1853 LIBERTY HEAD $10 MS61

CHOICE LUSTROUS SURFACES. VERY SCARCE IN MINT STATE. CAC.
$9,850.00

1853/'2' LIBERTY HEAD $10, OVERDATE MS61

VERY CHOICE, WELL STRUCK SURFACES WITH A CLEAR OVERDATE. VERY SCARCE IN MINT STATE. JUST A SINGLE MS62 GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS. CAC.
$44,000.00

1854 LIBERTY HEAD $10 MS62+

SATIN LUSTER WITH WELL STRUCK SURFACES QUALIFIES THIS COIN AS A CONDITION CENSUS SPECIMEN. LESS THAN A HANDFUL GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS. CAC.
$35,750.00

1854-O LIBERTY HEAD $10, LARGE DATE AU58

LARGE DATE. VERY FLASHY AND WELL STRUCK. ONLY VERY SLIGHT WEAR IS EVIDENT. ONLY FIVE COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$17,500.00

1854-S LIBERTY HEAD $10 AU58

WELL STRUCK, LUSTROUS SURFACES. ONLY EIGHT COINS GRADED HIGHER AT NGC.
$6,595.00

1855 LIBERTY HEAD $10 MS61

CHOICE SATIN LUSTROUS SURFACES. ONLY SEVEN COINS GRADED HIGHER AT NGC.
$6,275.00