Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $10 (1838-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 236,100
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 16.7200g
AGW: 0.4837oz
Diameter: 27mm
Edge: Reeded
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1886 $10 MS obverse 1886 $10 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Although the Philadelphia Mint pumped out nearly 18 million Morgan dollars in 1885, they were still able to produce some 236,100 business strike $10 gold eagles. The proof mintage was not nearly as large however, at only 60 pieces. Today, the mint state issues are readily available through MS62, but become much rarer in MS63. Only a few examples are known in choice.

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Last Updated: 6/29/2020

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1886 $10 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 657
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 64

The chart showing VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 9/15/2020 1886 $10 MS
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Total----13710194614978202102283------648
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1886 $10 MS PL
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1886 $10 MS DPL
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1886 $10 MS PL
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Base1111114487437587687837948741034293037035284811412607197973139150213
11111150546748761773786820927166631874230622796111500323661376650
00000054674876177378682092716663187423062279611150032366100
000000644753764778790847980229834454757717011109174002752600
1886 $10 MS
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Base111162064266769570971973574582097427973545421960808904132371995830487
111207627650676699712724738770871158130463769483970211034815477234670
00000067669971272473877087115813046376948397021103481547700
00000068570471572974179592221893295399454597962117921771700
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 2797
Owner: Hugh Stiel Rare Coins
 
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