Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $10 (1838-1907)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 538,000
Catalog: KM-102
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 16.7180g
AGW: 0.4837oz
Melt Value: $619.86 (8/23/2014)
Diameter: 27mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1903 S $10 MS obverse 1903 S $10 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

A mintage of 538,000 ten dollar gold pieces was accomplished at the San Francisco Mint in 1903. While modest when compared to production totals of other denominations of the period, the mintage was quite generous in the context of the series. The issue was not heavily circulated at its time of issue. The date makes a superlative type coin, and examples are prized by series enthusiasts and Registry Set collectors as wel

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1903 S $10 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 760 770 780 790 800 800 835 860 880 925 950 1000 1150 1425 2000 4400 8750 36500 - - -
$ 815 850 875 900 940 965 1050 1250 1550 2500 5000 12500 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 901
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67


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2/5/2006 PCGS VF 35   Goldberg February 5-8, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 34/Lot# 403 $322.00
4/15/2010 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 471, 477/Lot# 5689 $575.00
4/24/2011 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131118/Lot# 28414 $3,593.75
5/30/2012 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2012 May 30- June 3 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(3), 1171/Lot# 5159 $3,220.00
10/17/2012 NGC MS 65   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 5612 $2,771.50
2/18/2013 NGC MS 65   Teletrade Auction 3418, 3418/Lot# 4281 $3,000.00
4/24/2013 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(7), 1184/Lot# 5929 $3,348.75
5/18/2014 PCGS MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/18/2014, 168/Lot# 91632 $1,874.62


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1903 S $10 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11116206316426536656746866957839081563196931154431668585871256418664
1112076236346456576686786897248241126169823513553518273199912145970
000000645657668678689724824112616982351355351827319991200
0000006496616716826927538661344183327333992593379531123800
1903 S $10 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11116636766866997117217337438359661650207232594617693888901296619202
11122166767969070371472573677387811941790246737115390758810248150440
0000006907037147257367738781194179024673711539075881024800
0000006947077177297398049221422193128634164616482391160700
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