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: $886.65 (5/8/2021)
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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Last Updated: 6/29/2020

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1881 $10 MS
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Base $ 900 900 935 935 935 975 975 975 975 1075 1075 1100 1175 2550 18000 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 1125 1350 3250 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 13441
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 65

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, 65 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 5/4/2021 1881 $10 MS
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Base----629675184182428112766144044744352-----13413
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------------21783------30
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Total----629675184182428112766184062753382-----13447
 ----0%0%0%0%1%1%3%8%49%30%6%0%0%----- 
1881 $10 MS PL
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Base---------1-4194--------28
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Total---------1-4194--------28
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1881 $10 MS PL
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Base1697169717341734173417341749177417741774177418721872189519632913679472427711820389029645
16971709173417341734173917571774177417741807187218801918228042076943739878758436915010127
0000001757177417741774180718721880191822804207694373987875843600
0000001766177417741774183918721887194025965500709375558039866900
1881 $10 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1609160916441644164416441658168316831683168317761776179918652781654569817438791785999322
1609162116441644164416491666168316831683171417761784182121704036669071337598814488409788
0000001666168316831683171417761784182121704036669071337598814400
0000001675168316831683174517761791184324765290683672867757837200
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Grade: MS 61 PL
Points: 1872
Owner: DougG
 
Grade: MS 63
Points: 1865
Owner: scotty's gold
 
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