The 1907-S Liberty Head $10 eagle is well-known as a better date in the series in Choice Mint State or finer grade, despite a relatively generous mintage for the era of 210,500 pieces. Few such Liberty Head $10 pieces have been located in European bank hoards, and most examples are thought to have been stored in government bank vaults until they were melted in 1937.
Adding to the appeal, this is the last San Francisco Mint issue of the long-running Liberty Head eagle series, as in the same year the Indian Head eagle design by Augustus Saint-Gaudens was started.
This beautiful premium Gem eagle displays outstanding satin to softly frosted luster and lovely originality. Both sides are fully struck with silky smooth, virtually pristine surfaces bathed in vivid reddish-rose patina.
A review of the population reports at PCGS and NGC illustrates the rarity of this issue in high grades. Only three Gems have been graded at PCGS (two MS-66 and the present coin, a MS-66+) and two Gems at NGC (a single MS-65 and a MS-66).
There have only been 15 grading events in MS-64 or 64+ at the two services combined. CAC has approved only two of these 20 examples, a MS-64 and the present coin. The example featured in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries October Baltimore auction is extremely special and clearly the finest known.
If originality, rarity and beauty are important factors when you purchase coins, this amazing piece has all of them with plenty to spare. Registry set contenders and collectors that demand the finest should take notice, as we suspect this coin will be tightly held for many years.
This incredible MS-66+ (PCGS). CAC. 1907-S Liberty Head eagle will be sold as lot 2149 of the Rarities Night session in our Official Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Winter Expo. The sale is available for viewing and bidding on our website www.StacksBowers.com, or you may contact our offices to secure a printed catalog. To speak with a numismatic representative, please call 800-458-4646 or email info@StacksBowers.com. Also, download our mobile app to view and participate in our auctions via your Android or Apple device.