Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $10 (1838-1907)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 224,000
Catalog: KM-102
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 16.7180g
AGW: 0.4837oz
Melt Value: $635.29 (8/30/2016)
Diameter: 27mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1879 S $10 MS obverse 1879 S $10 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

While this S-mint issue is easily obtained through the MS62 tier, its population drops off abruptly at the Select Uncirculated level to include only this lone specimen.

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Price Guide

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1879 S $10 MS
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1879 S $10 MS Prooflike
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 468
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 63


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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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Price
2/2/1994 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions February 1994 Long Beach Bullet Sale #113, 113/Lot# 699 $275.00
5/2/2001 PCGS AU 53   Teletrade Auction 1433, 1433/Lot# 1746 $253.20
10/11/2007 NGC AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 185, 191/Lot# 5815 $431.25
8/21/2011 PCGS MS 61   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/21/2011, 132/Lot# 13138 $1,072.50
9/2/2012 PCGS AU 55   Goldberg September 2-5, 2012 The September 2-5, 2012, 70/Lot# 2138 $920.00
  PCGS AU 55   Bonhams $819.00
10/1/2015 PCGS   Stack's Bowers The Oct 2015 Rarities Auction, 6133/Lot# 76 $4,700.00
7/10/2016 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131629/Lot# 25305 $822.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1879 S $10 MS
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111207623653720852107912441415156518702665406057678553128691962130285397230
00000072085210791244141515651870266540605767855312869196213028500
00000074294111291310145416362033313345206554976614759225943500400
1879 S $10 MS Prooflike
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 1376
Owner: ddr70
 
Grade: AU 55
Points: 1179
Owner: Thornton
 
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