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 AU50

NICE LUSTER. FIRST YEAR OF ISSUE. ONLY 7,200 STRUCK.
$17,950.00

1838 LIBERTY HEAD $10 AU55

CHOICE SURFACES. FIRST YEAR OF ISSUE. GREAT TYPE COIN.
$26,500.00

1838 LIBERTY HEAD $10 AU55

LUSTROUS SURFACES. FIRST YEAR OF ISSUE. A TWO YEAR ONLY TYPE COIN.
$26,500.00

1839 LIBERTY HEAD $10, TYPE OF 1840 AU55

HEAD OF 1840. SMALL LETTERS. ONLY 50-60 KNOWN TO EXIST T TODAY.
$29,500.00

1839/8 LIBERTY $10, TYPE OF 1838, NO MOTTO, COV. EAR AU55

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

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

VERY LUSTROUS. TYPE OF 1838.
$13,500.00

1846 LIBERTY $10, NO MOTTO AU55

VERY SCARCE DATE. ONLY 20,095 STRUCK. JUST 5 HIGHER AT PCGS.
$9,950.00

1855 LIBERTY HEAD $10 MS61

NO MOTTO. NICE LUSTER.
$6,950.00

1858 LIBERTY $10, NO MOTTO MS60

VERY SCARCE. LUSTROUS. ONLY 2,521 STRUCK. JUST ONE GRADED HIGHER.
$28,500.00

1859-S LIBERTY $10, NO MOTTO AU50

WELL STRUCK. ONLY 7,000 MINTED.
$18,500.00

1866-S LIBERTY HEAD $10, NO MOTTO AU55

NO MOTTO. VERY SCARCE. ONLY 40 TO 55 KNOWN TO EXIST TODAY. JUST 5 COINS GRADED HIGHER.
$23,950.00

1868 LIBERTY HEAD $10 MS61

VERY SCARCE. ONLY 10,630 STRUCK. TIED WITH 1 OTHER COIN FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
$18,500.00

1874-S LIBERTY HEAD $10 AU55

WELL STRUCK. JUST 6 GRADED HIGHER AT NGC.
$8,950.00

1880-S LIBERTY $10, MOTTO MS64

JUST 1 COIN GRADED HIGHER AT NGC.
$8,500.00

1890 LIBERTY HEAD $10 PR66 Deep Cameo

GEM CAMEO, DEEP MIRRORED PROOF. ONLY 63 STRUCK. JUST 1 PR66DCAM *QUALITY AND 1 PR66DCAM+* GRADED HIGHER.
$89,500.00

1896-S LIBERTY HEAD $10 MS63

ONLY 3 COINS GRADED HIGHER IN MS64 AT NGC.
$8,950.00

1900 LIBERTY HEAD $10 PR66+ Deep Cameo

GEM DEEP MIRRORED CAMEO PROOF. ONLY 120 STRUCK. CAC.
$110,000.00

1906 LIBERTY HEAD $10 PR66

GEM PROOF. ONLY 77 STRUCK.
$59,500.00