Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $10 (1838-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 53,600
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 16.7200g
AGW: 0.4837oz
Melt Value: $619.96 (10/20/2017)
Diameter: 27mm
Edge: Reeded
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1887 $10 MS obverse 1887 $10 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The Philadelphia Mint struck some 53,600 gold eagles in 1887. It seems many of those received some circulation or bag wear, as most examples tend to be in the AU58-MS61 range.

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1887 $10 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 284
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 64


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Auction Prices Realized

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9/10/1993 PCGS MS 61   Heritage Auctions NGC East Coast Expo Bullet Sale #114, 114/Lot# 883 $2,062.50
12/9/1994 PCGS MS 60   Heritage Auctions 1994 December St. Louis Bullet Sale #126, 126/Lot# 848 $687.50
9/17/2005 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions Continuous Internet Auction #65094, 65094/Lot# 23710 $833.75
2/5/2006 NGC AU 58   Goldberg February 5-8, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 34/Lot# 395 $333.50
3/15/2009 PCGS AU 55   Teletrade Auction 2665, 2665/Lot# 2594 $776.25
9/22/2013 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131340/Lot# 23033 $1,791.88
7/13/2014 PCGS MS 61   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131429/Lot# 26232 $1,010.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1887 $10 MS Prooflike
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1887 $10 MS
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11121465269174181491910031094129519342802358850407574112361690725782398000
0000007418149191003109412951934280235885040757411236169072578200
0000007578549441038111614522259302039395790860812830193912968900
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