Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $10 (1838-1907)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 234,750
Catalog: KM-102
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 16.7180g
AGW: 0.4837oz
Melt Value: $565.54 (7/1/2015)
Diameter: 27mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1897 S $10 MS obverse 1897 S $10 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Although the original production was a substantial one approaching a quarter-million pieces, most of the 1897-S eagles circulated, and today the average grade, even of certified coins, is a bit less than Choice AU. Mint State examples are on the rare side, and most of them tend to be lower-Mint State examples.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/7/2015

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1897 S $10 MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 760 770 780 790 800 835 860 880 925 1275 1500 6300 12500 - - - - - -
$ - - 875 900 940 - 2300 - - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 352
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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4/3/2005 NGC AU 53   Teletrade Auction 2021, 2021/Lot# 1860 $308.00
4/10/2006 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2006 April Atlanta, GA Online Session #403, 403/Lot# 8637 $759.00
1/15/2008 NGC AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2008 January Orlando, FL (FUN) US Coin Final Session #455, 455/Lot# 10448 $517.50
1/31/2010 PCGS AU 58   Goldberg January 31 - February 3, 2010 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 57/Lot# 2252 $661.25
2/28/2012 PCGS AU 50   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 7705 $862.50
2/9/2014 PCGS MS 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/09/2014, 171/Lot# 169734 $1,100.00
3/20/2014 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2014 March 20 The Collection of Donald E. Bently - Bently Foundation US Coins Signature Auction - San Francisco Session(1), 1205/Lot# 30404 $1,292.50
11/16/2014 PCGS AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 830, 839/Lot# 1059 $645.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1897 S $10 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11116206426957459039971127120613931753313151586626990215001230173573356074
11120762765971179793410401153126815132212380656477718116011767327255425130
0000007117979341040115312681513221238065647771811601176732725500
0000007288509651083117913301633267144826136881013301203453149400
1897 S $10 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base111111484794959105911941278147218473275536774871148917836279904435570911
1111116258784999211041222134215972323397260738821136042122033445532070
0000005878499921104122213421597232339726073882113604212203344500
000000690904102511491250140717222799466967801015515720246053890000
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 1393
Owner: Beau Newman
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 1127
Owner: Lakesidesun
 
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