Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $10 (1838-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,790
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 16.7200g
AGW: 0.4837oz
Melt Value: $733.10 (8/18/2019)
Diameter: 27mm
Edge: Reeded
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1871 $10 MS obverse 1871 $10 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

An even finer example of this Philadelphia-Mint rarity. When one considers the mintage and extremely low availability of an issue such as the 1871 eagle, it soon becomes apparent how undervalued it is. The same can be said for numerous S-mint issues, and the common thread to each is the lack of references to help guide collectors. Only one book has been published since Breen's Complete Encyclopedia in 1988 ('Prohibitively rare above VF') that mentions the 1871 eagle, and that is the Garrett-Guth reference. With the publication of so many references in other series over the past 20 years, there are still obviously a few unexplored areas in U.S. numismatics

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/14/2019

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1871 $10 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 59
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 58

The chart showing VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 8/13/2019 1871 $10 MS
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Total----4356121613-----------59
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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
9/16/1996 PCGS XF 45   Teletrade Auction 0876, 876/Lot# 1887 $2,162.75
5/25/2008 NGC AU 58   Goldberg May 25-27, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 47/Lot# 4731 $9,200.00
12/2/2010 NGC XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2010 December Houston Signature US Coin Auction Session(3), 1147/Lot# 4512 $3,737.50
8/11/2011 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2011 August Chicago Signature US Coin & Platinum Night Auction Session(5), 1158/Lot# 7609 $11,500.00
2/2/2012 NGC VF 35   Heritage Auctions 2012 February 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(3), 1167/Lot# 4906 $2,760.00
3/27/2015 PCGS AU 55   Stack's Bowers March 2015 Baltimore, 6065/Lot# 7396 $9,400.00
7/7/2016 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2016 July 7 - 10 Summer FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Summer FUN Session(2), 1237/Lot# 4022 $7,637.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1871 $10 MS Prooflike
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1871 $10 MS
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1115691979276234194080483353465859718911209177902848145957746781006301110
00000034194080483353465859718911209177902848145957746781006301100
00000036014378499055455974829013027207353328253830876541006301100
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 5744
Owner: Desert Gold
 
Grade: AU 53
Points: 4676
Owner: Deepc5
 
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