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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1863-S LIBERTY HEAD $10 AU53 PCGS

WELL STRUCK WITH LUSTER STILL APPARENT. ONLY 40 TO 60 COINS BELIEVED TO EXIST TODAY IN ALL GRADES.
$38,500.00

1864 LIBERTY HEAD $10 AU55 NGC

CHOICE WELL STRUCK SURFACES. ONLY 3,530 ORIGINAL STRUCK. LESS THAN 60 BELIEVED TO EXIST TODAY IN ALL GRADES. ONLY SEVEN COINS GRADED HIGHER. CIVIL WAR YEAR.
$44,000.00

1864 LIBERTY HEAD $10 PR65+ Deep Cameo PCGS

BLAZING DEEP MIRRORED PROOF SURFACES. THIS IS AN AESTHETICALLY BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF A NO MOTTO, CIVIL WAR YEAR PROOF EAGLE. ONLY 50 MINTED. JUST ONE COIN GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$495,000.00

1864-S LIBERTY HEAD $10 XF45 PCGS

WELL STRUCK WITH STILL SOME MINT LUSTER EVIDENT. EXTREMELY RARE. ONLY 2,500 ORIGINALLY STRUCK. ONLY 22 TO 26 BELEIVED TO EXIST IN ALL GRADES TODAY. NO UNCIRCULATED SPECIMENS ARE KNOWN.
$165,000.00

1865 LIBERTY HEAD $10 AU58 PCGS

WELL STRUCK, LUSTROUS SPECIMEN. LESS THAN 75 COINS BELIEVED TO EXIST IN ALL GRADES TODAY. SOLE SECOND FINEST GRADED BY PCGS WITH THE FINEST BEING A MS63.
$57,750.00

1865/INV 186-S LIBERTY HEAD $10, 865/INVERTED 186 AU55 PCGS

VERY CHOICE, WELL STRUCK SURFACES WITH JUST A WHISPER OF WEAR. THE INVERTED DATE IS SHARP AND CRISP. JUST A LONE MS64 COIN IS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS. LESS THAN 60 SPECIMENS BELIEVED TO EXIST IN ALL GRADES. CAC.
$60,000.00

1866 LIBERTY HEAD $10, MOTTO AU58 PCGS

MOTTO. CHOICE LUSTROUS SURFACES. LESS THAN 90 COINS BELEIVED TO EXIST TODAY IN ALL GRADES. JUST TWO COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$28,600.00

1866-S LIBERTY HEAD $10, MOTTO AU58 NGC

WELL STRUCK AND LUSTROUS. LESS THAN 80 SPECIMENS BELIEVED TO EXIST IN ALL GRADES. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
$32,950.00

1867-S LIBERTY HEAD $10 AU53 NGC

CHOICE, LIGHTLY CIRCULATED SURFACES WITH SOME MINT LUSTER PIERCING THROUGH. LESS THAN 75 SPECIMENS BELIEVED TO EXIST TODAY IN ALL GRADES.
$16,500.00

1867-S LIBERTY HEAD $10 AU55 PCGS

WELL STRUCK WITH ONLY THE SLIGHTEST AMOUNT OF WEAR EVIDENT. LESS THAN 75 SPECIMENS BELIEVED TO EXIST TODAY IN ALL GRADES. ONLY TWO AU58 COINS ARE GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS. CAC.
$49,500.00

1867-S LIBERTY HEAD $10 AU55+ PCGS

WELL STRUCK SPECIMEN. ONLY 50-75 COINS BELIEVED TO EXIST TODAY IN ALL GRADES. JUST 2 AU58 COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS
$49,500.00

1868 LIBERTY HEAD $10 MS60 PCGS

WELL STRUCK WITH LUSTER. ONLY 5 COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS. THE HIGHEST IS MS62. CAC.
$19,750.00

1868-S LIBERTY HEAD $10 AU58 PCGS

LIGHTLY CIRCULATED PLANCHET WITH SATIN LUSTROUS SURFACES. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
$27,500.00

1871-CC LIBERTY HEAD $10 AU58 NGC

CHOICE ALMOST UNCIRCULATED SPECIMEN THAT IS WELL STRUCK WITH LUSTER STILL EVIDENT. SECOND YEAR FOR EAGLES TO BE MADE IN CARSON CITY. LESS THAN 100 COINS BELIEVED TO EXIST TODAY IN ALL GRADES. JUST FOUR COINS GRADED HIGHER.
$55,000.00

1873 LIBERTY HEAD $10, CLOSED 3 AU55 PCGS

CLOSED 3. VERY CHOICE, EVEN WEAR WITH STILL SOME MINT LUSTER EVIDENT. LESS THAN 35 SPECIMENS BELIEVED TO EXIST TODAY IN ALL GRADES. HIGHEST GRADED IN MS61
$64,900.00

1873 LIBERTY HEAD $10, CLOSED 3 AU55 NGC

CLOSED 3. WELL STRUCK AND LUSTROUS. LESS THAN 35 COINS BELIEVED TO EXIST TODAY IN ALL GRADES. ONLY ONE MS60 COIN HAS EVER BEEN GRADED MINT STATE.
$52,250.00

1873 LIBERTY HEAD $10, CLOSED 3 XF40 NGC

CLOSED 3. WELL STRUCK, EVENLY WORN SURFACES. ONLY 800 STRUCK. JUST 30 TO 35 KNOWN TO EXIST TODAY IN ALL GRADES.
$19,750.00

1873-S LIBERTY HEAD $10 AU58 PCGS

VERY CHOICE LUSTROUS SURFACES WITH JUST A HINT OF WEAR. LESS THAN 100 COINS BELIEVED TO EXIST TODAY IN ALL GRADES. JUST A THREE MINT STATE COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS. TIED WITH ONE OTHER COIN FOR HIGHEST GRADED WITH CAC STICKER. CAC
$41,250.00

1874-S LIBERTY HEAD $10 AU58 PCGS

WELL STRUCK AND LUSTROUS. ONLY 10,000 STRUCK. ONLY A SINGLE MS61 COIN GRADED HIGHER. CAC.
$38,500.00

1876 LIBERTY HEAD $10 AU58 PCGS

CHOICE WELL STRUCK SURFACES STILL SHOWING MINT LUSTER. ONLY 687 STRUCK. LESS THAN 50 BELIEVED TO EXIST TODAY. JUST A SINGLE MS60 COIN GRADED HIGHER.
$69,850.00

1876-S LIBERTY HEAD $10 AU55 PCGS

WELL STUCK, LUSTROUS SURFACES. MINTAGE OF ONLY 5,000. JUST 80-100 SPECIMENS BELIEVED TO EXIST TODAY IN ALL GRADES. ONLY AN AU55+ GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$32,950.00