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: $720.65 (10/18/2019)
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: 10/18/2019

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1885 $10 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 750 760 935 935 940 940 940 940 940 940 1070 1320 2250 5250 26500 55000 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 1425 - - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 663
Low Grade: 45
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 66

The chart showing 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 10/8/2019 1885 $10 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base------43818846429014928312----654
-------------1--------1
-------------2--------2
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Total------43818846429015228312----657
 ------1 %0 %1 %3 %13 %10 %44 %23 %4 %0 %0 %0 %---- 
1885 $10 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----------342--------9
---------------1------1
-------------1--------1
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Total-----------343-1------11
 -----------27 %36 %27 %-9 %------ 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
10/16/2005 NGC MS 61   Teletrade Auction 2105, 2105/Lot# 1935 $425.60
6/19/2006 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 92, 97/Lot# 1161 $609.50
9/4/2011 NGC XF 45   Goldberg September 4-6, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 65/Lot# 2087 $948.75
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
8/5/2014 NGC MS 60   Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1208/Lot# 8693 $822.50
7/21/2015 NGC MS 62   Stack's Bowers July 2015 Baltimore Auction, 6105/Lot# 32705 $646.25
12/13/2018 NGC MS 62   Prooflike Heritage Auctions 2018 December 13-14 US Coins Signature Auction Session(2), 1282/Lot# 3833 $2,400.00


NGC Registry

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