Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $10 (1838-1907)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 228,000
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 16.7200g
AGW: 0.4837oz
Melt Value: $619.57 (10/22/2017)
Diameter: 27mm
Edge: Reeded
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1885 S $10 MS obverse 1885 S $10 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The San Francisco Mint struck 228,000 $10 gold eagles in 1885, a respectable sum for the branch mint. However, most of those either entered circulation or were heavily abraded in bags. Today, the issue is common through MS62, and becomes scarce in MS63. At the choice level, it is nearly impossible to find.

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Last Updated: 6/27/2017

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1885 S $10 MS
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Base $ 750 760 775 785 800 820 830 840 850 880 925 975 1750 9850 - - - - - -
$ - - - - 860 - - 1100 3900 - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 860
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 64


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Auction Prices Realized

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Service
Grade
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Sale / Lot
Price
4/5/2001 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2001 April Indianapolis, IN (CSNS) Signature Sale #256, 256/Lot# 7846 $632.50
7/18/2005 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #46, 50/Lot# 1537 $816.50
2/14/2007 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2007 Long Beach, CA Signature Coin Auction #430, 430/Lot# 4766 $1,265.00
9/4/2011 PCGS MS 63   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 19251/Lot# 1181 $1,872.00
12/6/2011 NGC AU 58   Teletrade Auction 3185, 3185/Lot# 1232 $882.00
1/29/2012 PCGS AU 55   Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 1756 $920.00
5/13/2012 NGC MS 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/13/2012, 22/Lot# 51415 $852.50
12/19/2014 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3513, 6082/Lot# 22393 $7,050.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1885 $10 MS S Prooflike
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1885 $10 MS S
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11116206426676957197357587749901393318541415375795611947181842802143672
1112076276506767037247427638461124199035034552623592861402621463332380
000000676703724742763846112419903503455262359286140262146300
0000006857117297507689181258258738224963709510616161052474200
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 1393
Owner: scotty's gold
 
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