Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $10 (1838-1907)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 970,000
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 16.7200g
AGW: 0.4837oz
Melt Value: $608.35 (2/26/2017)
Diameter: 27mm
Edge: Reeded
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1881 S $10 MS obverse 1881 S $10 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The San Francisco Mint struck nearly 1 million $10 gold eagles in 1881. However, most of those went into circulation or bags where they were damaged. This coin is common today in graded of MS62 and below. MS63 examples are quite rare, and anything above that is an extremely rare find.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/19/2016

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1881 S $10 MS
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Base $ 740 750 760 770 780 800 820 850 900 920 975 1000 2200 - - - - - - -
$ - - 830 875 910 - - 1200 3400 - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2572
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 65


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
11/30/1999 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #19121, 19121/Lot# 1074 $436.00
5/10/2000 PCGS AU 58   Teletrade Auction 1306, 1306/Lot# 1862 $232.10
10/11/2000 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #20103, 20103/Lot# 3481 $410.00
12/13/2004 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2004 December Dallas Bullet Sale #278, 278/Lot# 2440 $430.10
9/17/2008 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2008 September Long Beach, CA US Coin Signature Auction #1116, 1116/Lot# 9998 $546.25
9/19/2010 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg September 19-21, 2010 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 60/Lot# 2986 $3,910.00
6/14/2011 NGC MS 62   Stack's Bowers The June 2011 Baltimore Auction, 92/Lot# 9633 $862.50
9/22/2013 PCGS MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 770, 779/Lot# 835 $1,050.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1881 S $10 MS
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1881 S $10 MS Prooflike
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 949
Owner: scotty's gold
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 949
Owner: Steve Svizzero
 
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