Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $10 (1838-1907)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 224,000
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 16.7200g
AGW: 0.4837oz
Melt Value: $627.99 (9/20/2017)
Diameter: 27mm
Edge: Reeded
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1879 S $10 MS obverse 1879 S $10 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The San Francisco Mint struck 224,000 $10 gold eagles in 1879. However, many ended up in circulation or rubbing together in canvas bags. Therefore, this issue is extremely difficult to locate in grades above MS62.

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Last Updated: 6/27/2017

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1879 S $10 MS
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Base $ 750 760 775 785 800 820 830 840 1000 1275 1475 2375 6400 - - - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 17000 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 465
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 63


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
1/8/1996 NGC AU 55   Teletrade Auction 0804, 804/Lot# 880 $274.30
2/21/2002 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2002 February Long Beach Signature Sale #284, 284/Lot# 6887 $1,667.50
2/13/2006 NGC AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 74, 79/Lot# 1496 $487.60
1/5/2011 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2011 January Tampa FUN Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(7), 1151/Lot# 12638 $977.50
5/8/2011 NGC AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/08/2011, 114/Lot# 8368 $907.50
9/2/2012 NGC AU 58   Goldberg September 2-5, 2012 The September 2-5, 2012, 70/Lot# 2137 $948.75
  PCGS AU 55   Bonhams $819.00
7/17/2015 PCGS   Stack's Bowers July 2015 Baltimore Auction, 6105/Lot# 6056 $1,292.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1879 S $10 MS
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Base1111620631699764103011791376149417072197360149807341109791664925567397231
111207623653720852107912441415156518702665406057678553128691962130285397230
00000072085210791244141515651870266540605767855312869196213028500
00000074294111291310145416362033313345206554976614759225943500400
1879 S $10 MS Prooflike
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 1376
Owner: ddr70
 
Grade: VF 30
Points: 620
Owner: Robert Baker Trust
 
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