1865 S Coronet Head Gold $10 Eagle : Inverted 186

New Style Liberty Head - No Motto

Mintage: N/A
Minted at: San Francisco

Designer - Engraver: Christian Gobrecht
Metal Composition: 90% Gold - 10% Copper

Diameter: 27 mm
Mass / Weight: 16.72 grams

What This Coin Looks Like (Obverse, Reverse, Mint Mark Location, Special Features, etc.):
1865 S Inverted 186 - Liberty Head $10 Gold Eagle - Ten Dollars
One major variety is the 1865-S $10 Gold Liberty Head Eagle with an 1865 stuck over an inverted 186. This was actually a blunder caused by the original engraver of the coin. A full 3-digit "186" punch was used to save time on engraving - but it was originally struck upside down before the "5" was to be added. Once the mistake was discovered - the engraver struck the "186" right-side up and then added the "5". This resulted in the "8" struck over an inverted "6" - the "6" was stuck over the inverted "8" - and the "5" was stuck over the inverted "1". Only the 865 portion of the date covers the inverted 186. A closeup example image of the 1865 over inverted 186 is depicted below - note the inverted underlying digits identified by the arrows (source of example image is courtesy of Heritage Auction Galleries):

1865-S 865 Over Inverted 186 Liberty Head Gold Eagle - Closeup Example Image
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USA Coin Book Estimated Value of 1865-S Coronet Head Gold $10 Eagle (Inverted 186 Variety) is Worth $7,691 in Average Condition and can be Worth $50,597 or more in Uncirculated (MS+) Mint Condition. Click here to Learn How to use Coin Price Charts. Also, click here to Learn About Grading Coins. The Melt Value shown below is how Valuable the Coin's Metal is Worth (bare minimum value of coin). Click here to see the Melt Value of every US Coin.

MELT VALUE: $900.07

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