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: $567.96 (12/25/2014)
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.'

Description and Analysis courtesy of Heritage Auctions and may not be republished without written permission.


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1896 S $10 MS
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Base $ 815 825 835 850 875 875 900 925 975 1300 1950 2375 3750 10750 21000 - - - - - -
$ 900 925 950 1075 1550 2200 2750 4750 - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 465
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 68


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6/5/1999 NGC XF 40   Heritage Auctions 1999 June Long Beach Bullet Sale #202, 202/Lot# 937 $242.00
7/4/2001 NGC MS 60   Teletrade Auction 1455, 1455/Lot# 2053 $1,635.25
10/20/2008 NGC AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 293, 299/Lot# 1328 $546.25
1/31/2010 NGC MS 60   Goldberg January 31 - February 3, 2010 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 57/Lot# 2247 $1,668.00
8/11/2011 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2011 August Chicago Signature US Coin & Platinum Night Auction Session(7), 1158/Lot# 11868 $928.05
7/27/2013 PCGS MS 62   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 5278 $2,232.50
8/31/2014 PCGS AU 53   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/31/2014, 189/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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