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: $613.04 (5/29/2017)
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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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/19/2016

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1879 S $10 MS
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Base $ 740 750 760 770 780 800 820 850 1000 1150 1350 2600 6100 - - - - - - -
$ - - 830 875 1025 - - - - 16500 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 464
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
8/22/2004 PCGS AU 58   Teletrade Auction 1925, 1925/Lot# 1751 $577.50
2/13/2006 NGC AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 74, 79/Lot# 1496 $487.60
1/15/2008 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2008 January Orlando, FL (FUN) US Coin Final Session #455, 455/Lot# 10424 $1,092.50
8/21/2011 PCGS MS 61   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/21/2011, 132/Lot# 13138 $1,072.50
2/2/2012 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2012 February 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(3), 1167/Lot# 4925 $1,265.00
9/2/2012 PCGS MS 61   Goldberg September 2-5, 2012 The September 2-5, 2012, 70/Lot# 2136 $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
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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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