Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $10 (1838-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 253,462
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 16.7200g
AGW: 0.4837oz
Melt Value: $608.64 (5/25/2017)
Diameter: 27mm
Edge: Reeded
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1885 $10 MS obverse 1885 $10 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Whereas the mintages of quarter and double eagles were extremely low in 1885, the Half Eagle and Eagle coins saw relatively large productions. In fact, over a quarter million $10 eagles were struck in 1885 in Philadelphia. The mintage of proofs was much lower at only 65 pieces, but that was certainly enough to appease collector demand at the time. Today, the mint state versions are quite hard to obtain in grades of MS63 or higher. The proofs are much rarer, and tend to grade in the PF64-PF65 range.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/19/2016

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1885 $10 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 740 750 760 770 780 800 820 850 900 920 975 1275 2850 6200 28000 55000 - - - -
$ - - 830 875 910 - - 1450 3750 - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 652
Low Grade: 45
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 66


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6/19/1996 PCGS MS 62   Teletrade Auction 0851, 851/Lot# 1891 $474.75
6/19/2006 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 92, 97/Lot# 1161 $609.50
2/28/2010 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction #210032, 210032/Lot# 22224 $747.50
1/30/2011 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg January 30 - February 3, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 62/Lot# 2184 $805.00
7/12/2012 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2012 July 12-15 US Coin Summer FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(3), 1172/Lot# 5012 $4,312.50
6/29/2014 PCGS MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/29/2014, 195/Lot# 203862 $1,767.70
6/1/2016 NGC MS 63   Stack's Bowers June 2016 CC Online, 6143/Lot# 10337 $1,086.88


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1885 $10 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1111620642667695719735758774865113829803447441963849370139602109132278
111207627650676703724742763804956175231353771507473791090016337248200
00000067670372474276380495617523135377150747379109001633700
000000685711729750768834104723663291409557298374124301871400
1885 $10 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11116636867157437687858098269211206312036015430830112844200943175350636
1112216706957247517737938148571016184432804210638798151526023980380470
000000724751773793814857101618443280421063879815152602398000
0000007337597798018208891111248234404820734411329176772786600
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Grade: MS 64 PL
Points: 4210
Owner: Thornton
 
Grade: MS 63
Points: 1088
Owner: yosi
 
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