Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $10 (1838-1907)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 123,750
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 (4/17/2014)
Diameter: 27mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1896 S $10 MS obverse 1896 S $10 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1896-S is one of three S-mint eagles produced in the mid-1890s that are difficult to locate in all Mint State grades, the others being the 1894-S and 1895-S. The '96-S boasts the highest mintage of this trio, with 123,750 pieces produced. Nonetheless, Akers does not hesitate to describe the 1896-S as 'one of the most underrated and underappreciated of all U.S. gold coins.'

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Price Guide

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1896 S $10 MS
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Base $ 880 900 915 925 975 975 1000 1025 1050 1200 2100 2250 3500 11000 19500 - - - - - -
$ 1100 1175 1200 1225 1375 2300 2460 4000 14000 21500 - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 461
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 68


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4/27/2014 AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2014 April 23 - 27 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(9), 1204/Lot# 11167


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11/16/2000 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2000 Santa Clara Sale #242, 242/Lot# 7221 $517.50
2/20/2005 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 2384 $5,750.00
3/30/2006 PCGS AU 58   Teletrade Auction 2182, 2182/Lot# 1133 $840.00
10/20/2008 NGC AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 293, 299/Lot# 1328 $546.25
4/28/2010 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2010 April-May Milwaukee, WI CSNS US Coin Auction #1139, 1139/Lot# 3795 $1,955.00
9/13/2011 NGC MS 62   Stack's Bowers The September 2011 Philadelphia Americana Sale, 113/Lot# 5982 $3,737.50
12/22/2013 PCGS AU 53   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/22/2013, 106/Lot# 115025 $875.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1896 S $10 MS
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Base111162063184210211525178521122302252529854935764511693180992832644778714291
11120762370190111891611189421752376267836355838899413828215083381053661714290
0000009011189161118942175237626783635583889941382821508338105366100
00000096113571698200322382450283142856741103431596324917392946254500
1896 S $10 MS Prooflike
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 2112
Owner: W.K.F.
 
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