Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    1839 Liberty Head Eagle, VF35
    Type of 1840, Small Letters

    1839 $10 Type of 1840, Small Letters VF35 PCGS. The Mint modified the nascent Liberty Head design partway through 1839. Changes are most notable in the size of the lettering, the hair over Liberty's ear, and the curvature of the bust truncation. About half as many 1839 Small Letters eagles were struck compared to the earlier Large Letters variant (12,447 pieces versus 25,801 coins). PCGS CoinFacts suggests a survivorship of 50 to 60 examples. This is an original Choice VF survivor with lovely reddish-gold hues and strong detail for the grade. Myriad abrasions over each side. We note a series of small ticks on the rim above the T in STATES.(Registry values: N1793) (NGC ID# 54XJ, PCGS# 8580)

    Weight: 16.72 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    January, 2018
    3rd-8th Wednesday-Monday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 13
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 296

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    20% of the successful bid (minimum $19) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 37 days left to consign to the 2019 December 5 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas!

    Learn about consigning with us

    You will never be ripped off, scammed, or knowingly sold fakes on Heritage's ongoing online coin auctions, and sometimes the deals are amazing! You can do price research, grade comparisons, you name it (heck, I could almost write a whole article about the ways to use Heritage's Web site!).
    Susan Headley
    Coin Host/Journalist, About.com,
    New York, NY
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2019 September 10 Special Offering Error Coins Online Auction
    2019 September 10 Special Offering Error Coins Online Auction
    REALIZED $304,395
    2019 September 5 - 9 Long Beach Expo World & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach
    2019 September 5 - 9 Long Beach Expo World & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach
    REALIZED SO FAR $5,922,588
    2019 September 5 - 9 Long Beach Expo World Paper Money Signature Auction - Long Beach
    2019 September 5 - 9 Long Beach Expo World Paper Money Signature Auction - Long Beach
    REALIZED SO FAR $1,892,403