Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $10 (1838-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 76,860
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 16.7200g
AGW: 0.4837oz
Melt Value: $617.10 (10/23/2017)
Diameter: 27mm
Edge: Reeded
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1884 $10 MS obverse 1884 $10 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Although the Philadelphia Mint struck far more $10 gold eagles in 1884 than they did quarter or double eagles, this issue is still relatively rare today. Only 76,860 business strike coins were issued, along with a mere 45 proofs. Mint state examples are available, but tend to be found in the AU58 to MS61 range. Coins graded highers than that are very rare. Proof examples are extremely rare in all grades, as evidenced by the fact that NGC has only seen a total of 7 examples. (11/2016)

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1884 $10 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 358
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 64


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9/14/1998 NGC AU 58   Teletrade Auction 1086, 1086/Lot# 1907 $263.75
11/4/2004 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2004 November Palm Beach, FL Signature Sale #358, 358/Lot# 8603 $1,035.00
2/20/2005 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 2350 $920.00
12/3/2007 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 200, 206/Lot# 1215 $1,205.20
1/5/2011 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2011 January Tampa FUN Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(5), 1151/Lot# 7108 $4,743.75
7/10/2011 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131129/Lot# 21326 $1,265.00
5/6/2012 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131220/Lot# 26524 $977.50
6/29/2014 PCGS MS 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/29/2014, 187/Lot# 179265 $2,250.00
6/1/2016 NGC   Stack's Bowers June 2016 CC Online, 6143/Lot# 10336 $763.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1884 $10 MS Prooflike
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1884 $10 MS
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Base1111620631657684826911103011031271160929313238475668069901146272192533311
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00000067577888299010781215149624903135425061228869130511949200
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