Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $10 (1838-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 80
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 16.7200g
AGW: 0.4837oz
Melt Value: $946.03 (9/20/2020)
Diameter: 27mm
Edge: Reeded
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1887 $10 PF obverse 1887 $10 PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

The Philadelphia Mint only struck 80 proof gold eagles in 1887. Of those, it is thought that perhaps a quarter to third still exist. NGC has only graded a total of 15 examples. The majority of those have at least a cameo contrast, and four have even received the ultra cameo designation. (10/2016)

GRADE SUMMARY

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/30/2017

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1887 $10 PF
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1887 $10 PF CA
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 26500 47500 80000 120000 - - - -
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1887 $10 PF UC
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 60000 95000 125000 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 75000 110000 137500 - -

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Disclaimer: The prices listed in the various NGC Price and Value Guides are compiled from a number of independent, third party sources in the numismatic community which NGC believes to be reliable. Prices provided are averages, not specific prices for individual coins. Further, because these prices are only updated from time to time, they do not reflect short term pricing trends, which are quite common and are often quite dramatic, given the volatile nature of the collectible coin marketplace. This is especially true for rare coins, where there are fewer sales and greater variations in sale prices. For all of these reasons, the prices in these guides are designed to serve merely as one of many measures and factors that coin buyers and sellers can use in determining coin values. These prices are not intended, and should not be relied upon, to replace the due diligence and — when appropriate — expert consultation that coin buyers and sellers should undertake when entering into a coin transaction. As such, NGC disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to the information contained in the NGC Guides. By using the NGC Guides, the user agrees that neither NGC nor any of its affiliates, shareholders, officers, employees or agents shall have any liability for any loss or damage of any kind, including without limitation any loss arising from reliance on the information contained in the Guides.

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 14
Low Grade: 60
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67

The chart showing 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 9/15/2020 1887 $10 PF
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Base------------11--------2
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Total------------11--------2
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1887 $10 PF CA
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----------11--151----9
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------------1--1------2
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Total-----------12--251----11
 -----------9%18%--18%45%9%---- 
1887 $10 PF UC
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Base----------------2-1---3
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Total----------------2-2---4
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1887 $10 PF CA
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000000117223066383443784939515045477892981911623121781100
1887 $10 PF UC
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Base111111115438667679888674911411111970131121111
111111118135850711382168820911411399012350131121110
000000118135850711382168820911411399012350131121100
000000136256263755084458967911411798012731131121100
1887 $10 PF
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Base111111111668219727863103381746945466675382001068213881111
11111115561844239328913341410949515895723590271174813881110
00000015561844239328913341410949515895723590271174813881100
000000111122020258929973579440152086324771798541281413881100
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