Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $10 (1838-1907)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 26,100
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 16.7200g
AGW: 0.4837oz
Melt Value: $723.43 (10/17/2019)
Diameter: 27mm
Edge: Reeded
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1878 S $10 MS obverse 1878 S $10 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The San Francisco Mint struck a mere 26,100 $10 gold eagles in 1878. Gold coinage circulated greatly in California at this time, so most are found in lower grades. In fact, NGC has certified only two examples in mint state. (12/2016)

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Last Updated: 6/21/2019

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1878 S $10 MS
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Base $ - - 965 1020 1020 1480 1880 2550 3750 13900 20750 21200 29500 40000 - - - - - -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 214
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 64

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 10/8/2019 1878 S $10 MS
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Total---31830532320402331--1------215
 ---1 %8 %14 %25 %11 %9 %19 %11 %1 %0 %--0 %------ 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
6/29/1998 NGC AU 50   Teletrade Auction 1062, 1062/Lot# 2058 $1,213.25
11/6/2006 NGC XF 40   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 112, 117/Lot# 1905 $655.50
2/10/2008 NGC MS 60   Goldberg February 10-13, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 44/Lot# 2465 $9,775.00
1/30/2011 NGC AU 55   Teletrade Auction 3004, 3004/Lot# 3370 $1,552.50
3/31/2011 NGC AU 53   Stack's Bowers The March 2011 Baltimore Auction, 83/Lot# 6724 $1,265.00
4/24/2011 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131118/Lot# 28398 $2,185.00
8/31/2014 PCGS   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/31/2014, 189/Lot# 207838 $1,350.00
4/25/2019 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2019 April 25 - 28 Central States (CSNS) US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1294/Lot# 8198 $1,320.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1878 $10 MS S Prooflike
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1878 $10 MS S
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Base1111908102817182197377244455227565659226473765182471633624052359395444383531129672
11130394812581877272239964705537057446105686578491094318908280144210764139989110
000000187727223996470553705744610568657849109431890828014421076413900
000000203732474220496655135833628972588048136392148031976482757383500
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 5227
Owner: mtayl03
 
Grade: AU 55
Points: 4445
Owner: Kenneth Forsythe
 
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