Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $10 (1838-1907)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 26,100
Catalog: KM-102
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 16.7180g
AGW: 0.4837oz
Melt Value: $626.58 (4/21/2014)
Diameter: 27mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1878 S $10 MS obverse 1878 S $10 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1878-S ten-dollar is rare in any condition and is seldom available better than XF. In AU it is highly prized and quite a pricey item.

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1878 S $10 MS
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 209
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 64


Upcoming Auctions

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Date
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
4/27/2014 VF 30   Heritage Auctions 2014 April 23 - 27 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(7), 1204/Lot# 6652
4/27/2014 MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2014 April 23 - 27 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(7), 1204/Lot# 6657
4/27/2014 AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2014 April 23 - 27 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(7), 1204/Lot# 6655
4/27/2014 AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2014 April 23 - 27 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(7), 1204/Lot# 6656
4/27/2014 AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2014 April 23 - 27 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(7), 1204/Lot# 6653
4/27/2014 AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2014 April 23 - 27 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(7), 1204/Lot# 6634


Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
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Price
2/5/1996 NGC XF 45   Teletrade Auction 0812, 812/Lot# 836 $685.75
7/8/2003 NGC XF 40   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #23073, 23073/Lot# 13657 $379.50
2/10/2008 NGC MS 60   Goldberg February 10-13, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 44/Lot# 2465 $9,775.00
6/1/2011 PCGS AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2011 June Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(3), 1156/Lot# 4752 $1,955.00
12/2/2012 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131250/Lot# 29112 $881.25
3/10/2013 NGC AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/10/2013, 65/Lot# 104295 $1,717.10
7/27/2013 NGC AU 55   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 5264 $1,468.75
11/3/2013 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 776, 785/Lot# 514 $2,075.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1878 S $10 MS
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Base1111908102817182197377244455227565659226473765182471633624052359395444383531129672
11130394812581877272239964705537057446105686578491094318908280144210764139989110
000000187727223996470553705744610568657849109431890828014421076413900
000000203732474220496655135833628972588048136392148031976482757383500
1878 S $10 MS Prooflike
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 5227
Owner: mtayl03
 
Grade: AU 55
Points: 4445
Owner: Kenneth Forsythe
 
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