Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $10 (1838-1907)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 224,000
Catalog: KM-102
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 16.7180g
AGW: 0.4837oz
Melt Value: $626.29 (8/2/2014)
Diameter: 27mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1879 S $10 MS obverse 1879 S $10 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

While this S-mint issue is easily obtained through the MS62 tier, its population drops off abruptly at the Select Uncirculated level to include only this lone specimen.

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1879 S $10 MS
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Base $ 760 770 780 790 800 800 835 860 880 975 1200 1250 2950 8100 - - - - - - -
$ 815 850 875 900 1025 1300 1500 3500 - 18500 - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 450
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 63


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Auction Prices Realized

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7/26/2003 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2003 July Baltimore, MD. Signature Sale #328, 328/Lot# 10453 $258.75
4/21/2009 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 363, 369/Lot# 1219 $1,115.50
12/20/2009 NGC AU 58   Teletrade Auction 2786, 2786/Lot# 2553 $891.25
2/28/2012 PCGS   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 2036 $805.00
9/2/2012 PCGS AU 55   Goldberg September 2-5, 2012 The September 2-5, 2012, 70/Lot# 2138 $920.00
3/10/2013 NGC AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/10/2013, 65/Lot# 104298 $870.24
4/14/2013 PCGS MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 747, 756/Lot# 372 $1,216.00
8/8/2013 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2013 August 8 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Rosemont Session(1), 1188/Lot# 3529 $3,231.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1879 S $10 MS
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1879 S $10 MS Prooflike
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Grade: MS 60
Points: 1494
Owner: #
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 1376
Owner: ddr70
 
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