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: $707.72 (11/22/2019)
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: 8/23/2019

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1879 S $10 MS
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Base $ 750 760 945 945 945 945 945 945 1130 1220 1480 2375 6400 - - - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 17000 - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 561
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 63

The chart showing VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 11/19/2019 1879 S $10 MS
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Base----13231823882553886204-------559
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Total----132318238825538862241------562
 ----0 %1 %4 %3 %4 %16 %45 %7 %15 %4 %1 %0 %------ 
1879 S $10 MS PL
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Base------------11--------2
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Total------------11--------2
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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
6/6/2001 NGC AU 58   Teletrade Auction 1445, 1445/Lot# 1863 $358.70
10/11/2007 NGC AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 185, 191/Lot# 5815 $431.25
5/25/2008 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg May 25-27, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 47/Lot# 4033 $633.00
1/3/2012 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando Session(10), 1166/Lot# 12863 $920.00
2/16/2014 PCGS Genuine AU   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/16/2014, 174/Lot# 141659 $704.00
11/14/2014 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2014 November 14 - 15 Selections from the Eric P. Newman Collection Part V US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(2), 1215/Lot# 7475 $734.38
  PCGS AU 55   Bonhams $819.00
10/1/2015 PCGS   Stack's Bowers The Oct 2015 Rarities Auction, 6133/Lot# 76 $4,700.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1879 S $10 MS PL
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1879 S $10 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1111620631699764103011791376149417072197360149807341109791664925567397231
111207623653720852107912441415156518702665406057678553128691962130285397230
00000072085210791244141515651870266540605767855312869196213028500
00000074294111291310145416362033313345206554976614759225943500400
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 1376
Owner: ddr70
 
Grade: VF 30
Points: 620
Owner: Robert Baker Trust
 
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