As gold flowed from the mines during the California Gold Rush, the need for a nearby mint was realized. In 1854, the first U.S. Mint in San Francisco opened to convert the precious gold into coins. And now thanks to a recent purchase, you can be one of nine fortunate collectors to own a scarce 1854-S $10 Liberty Head gold piece – the first ones struck at the newly opened San Francisco Mint. The first mint building operated from 1854 to 1874 before it moved to a new larger and more modern structure.
Today, a plaque marks the location of the very first San Francisco Mint on Commercial Street. These coins are truly history you can hold in your hands. They’ve been hand selected for quality, graded About Uncirculated AU53 or AU55 by our experts, and certified by NGC. Of the original mintage of 123,826, today experts estimate that only about 475 1854-S $10 gold pieces survive in all grades. Don’t miss out on this important issue – order yours today.