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: $889.49 (5/11/2021)
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: 6/29/2020

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1879 S $10 MS
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Base $ 925 925 1050 1050 1100 1150 1150 1175 1200 1400 1675 2375 6400 - - - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 17000 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 518
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: 5/11/2021 1879 S $10 MS
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Base----14231823892193185194-------516
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Total----142318238921931852141------519
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1879 S $10 MS PL
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Total------------11--------2
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1879 S $10 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1697172417241847184718951917194119411963198521542364281444424718500653645741613767027305
1706172417651847186319021925194119481970204122242514335745344814512554905873632569037670
0000001925194119481970204122242514335745344814512554905873632500
0000001933194119561978209822942664389946264910524556156005651400
1879 S $10 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1609163416341753175317991821184318431865188620482250268542614528480851005406572462636835
1617163416741753176818061828184318501872194021152395321043504621490552025512590464547177
0000001828184318501872194021152395321043504621490552025512590400
0000001836184318581879199421832540373644394715500353045618608300
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Grade: MS 62 PL
Points: 2814
Owner: DougG
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 1886
Owner: ddr70
 
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