Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $10 (1838-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 3,877,220
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 16.7200g
AGW: 0.4837oz
Melt Value: $612.17 (5/30/2017)
Diameter: 27mm
Edge: Reeded
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1881 $10 MS obverse 1881 $10 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The Philadelphia Mint struck almost 3.9 million $10 gold eagles in 1881. While many have survived in mint state, most of those examples are in MS63 or below. MS64 pieces are rare, and gem examples are nearly impossible to find. The proof issue for this year is exceptionally rare, with only 40 pieces originally minted. Of those, it is thought that less than 15 have survived.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/19/2016

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1881 $10 MS
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Base $ 740 750 760 770 780 800 820 850 900 930 1000 1025 1125 2650 19500 - - - - -
$ - - 830 875 910 - - 1075 1400 5100 - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 12867
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 65


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6/11/2017 MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2017 June 8 - 11 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(5), 1256/Lot# 8068


Auction Prices Realized

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9/5/2001 NGC MS 61   Teletrade Auction 1479, 1479/Lot# 1783 $242.65
7/17/2007 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2007 Summer F.U.N. (July West Palm Beach, FL) Final Session #443, 443/Lot# 9282 $2,300.00
5/29/2011 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg May 29 - June 1, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction of US, World Coins and Currency, 63/Lot# 1585 $776.25
9/2/2012 NGC MS 60   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20038/Lot# 1080 $936.00
7/28/2013 PCGS AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/28/2013, 85/Lot# 106932 $743.60
5/5/2014 PCGS MS 62   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3480, 6029/Lot# 20481 $808.40
8/3/2014 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131432/Lot# 23259 $881.25
11/16/2014 PCGS MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 830, 839/Lot# 1054 $655.00
11/13/2016 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131647/Lot# 27133 $141.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1881 $10 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11116206316426536656746866957458821825208741414420627790641329919805
11120762363464565766867868971179011961912277142345039720610475154670
0000006456576686786897117901196191227714234503972061047500
0000006496616716826927288361510199934564327565881351188700
1881 $10 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11111141869971172173374379494019222194431953627993120801849528655
1111114051170371472573676084212672012290246666239935514218218810
0000005117037147257367608421267201229024666623993551421800
00000060570771772973977789115942103361050147116107171635600
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 1912
Owner: Thornton
 
Grade: MS 63
Points: 1825
Owner: scotty's gold
 
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