Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $10 (1838-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 3,990
Catalog: KM-102
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 16.7180g
AGW: 0.4837oz
Melt Value: $578.75 (12/19/2014)
Diameter: 27mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1870 $10 MS obverse 1870 $10 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

A rare P-mint eagle in any grade, only 3,990 business strikes were produced with the vast majority of pieces in the VF and XF grade range. Pieces grading higher than XF are of the greatest importance and rarity. Akers notes that he had seen 'only one that graded as high as AU,' and no uncirculated pieces have surfaced in the last fifty years.

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1870 $10 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 68
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 60


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Auction Prices Realized

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2/5/1994 NGC XF 40   Heritage Auctions February 1994 Long Beach Sale #112, 112/Lot# 5434 $1,375.00
9/23/2007 NGC AU 53   Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 3363 $2,645.00
1/2/2008 NGC AU 53   Teletrade Auction 2471, 2471/Lot# 1882 $3,696.00
6/1/2011 PCGS XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2011 June Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(3), 1156/Lot# 4747 $1,610.00
7/12/2012 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2012 July 12-15 US Coin Summer FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(3), 1172/Lot# 4999 $2,530.00
11/13/2014 NGC MS 64   Prooflike Heritage Auctions Weekly World and Ancient Coin Auction Session(1), 231447/Lot# 63112 $223.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1870 $10 MS
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1870 $10 MS Prooflike
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