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: $720.01 (10/22/2019)
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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Price Guide

Last Updated: 10/18/2019

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1887 $10 MS
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Base $ 750 760 935 935 940 940 940 940 955 1020 1260 1850 5625 16500 - - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 290
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 64

The chart showing 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: 10/8/2019 1887 $10 MS
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 -----1 %2 %6 %2 %13 %33 %15 %22 %5 %1 %0 %------ 
1887 $10 MS Prooflike
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Base-----------2----------2
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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
2/20/2005 PCGS MS 61   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 2353 $920.00
10/24/2006 PCGS MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2006 October Dallas Signature Coin Auction #428, 428/Lot# 2969 $1,276.50
2/4/2009 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2009 February Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1122, 1122/Lot# 9597 $920.00
3/29/2009 PCGS MS 61   Teletrade Auction 2672, 2672/Lot# 2958 $891.25
9/7/2016 PCGS MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2016 September 7 - 11 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(6), 1239/Lot# 8618 $998.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1887 $10 MS Prooflike
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1887 $10 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11116426747257748949691073113816092585323842906540964214424218753359752206
11121465269174181491910031094129519342802358850407574112361690725782398000
0000007418149191003109412951934280235885040757411236169072578200
0000007578549441038111614522259302039395790860812830193912968900
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 1609
Owner: Joe G.
 
Grade: MS 61
Points: 1609
Owner: Melchizadec
 
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