1874 $10 Liberty Head Eagle NGC MS65 - Condition Rarity!
Here's a rare opportunity for the collector of means to acquire one of the great Condition Rarities of the $10 Liberty head eagle series.
Out of its mintage of 53,140, there have been 360 graded by NGC. Of those, there are 3 in MS65--with none finer (NGC). However, you will save a bundle over the sole finer piece that was graded MS65+ (CAC) by PCGS. It sold at auction via Great Collections in July of 2019 for $118,227.38.
The second Philadelphia Mint, where this great Condition Rarity was struck.
The beginning of the Civil War in 1861 saw gold eagles and other coins to vanish from circulation, for they were hoarded due to the uncertainty of the future outcome of the War. Overall, the hoarding of gold coins lasted well in the 1870s (including 1874) and the $10 eagle had been displaced as the primary coin of international trade by the $20 double eagle. The total of gold eagles produced in any one given year was small. It was not until 1879 that the combined mintage of all branch mints exceeded half a million pieces. As discussed above, just 53,140 gold eagles were produced at the Philadelphia Mint in 1874.
|Year of Issue||1874|
|Denom Type||Liberty Head $10|
|Grade Add On||NONE|
|Is on Sale||No|