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: $543.53 (9/4/2015)
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

Last Updated: 4/7/2015

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1896 S $10 MS
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Base $ 815 825 835 850 875 900 925 975 1200 2200 3000 10750 21000 - - - - - -
$ - - 950 1075 1400 - 3900 - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 464
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 68


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9/20/2015 AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2015 September 17 - 20 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(5), 1224/Lot# 7976


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2/2/1994 NGC AU 53   Heritage Auctions February 1994 Long Beach Bullet Sale #113, 113/Lot# 735 $484.00
8/26/1996 PCGS AU 55   Teletrade Auction 0870, 870/Lot# 2029 $501.13
8/6/2001 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2001 Atlanta, GA Signature Sale #267, 267/Lot# 7934 $575.00
2/12/2007 NGC AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 126, 131/Lot# 1621 $632.50
1/31/2010 PCGS AU 58   Goldberg January 31 - February 3, 2010 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 57/Lot# 2248 $805.00
9/13/2011 NGC MS 62   Stack's Bowers The September 2011 Philadelphia Americana Sale, 113/Lot# 5982 $3,737.50
8/25/2013 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131336/Lot# 24921 $1,674.38
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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