Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $10 (1838-1907)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 817,000
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 16.7200g
AGW: 0.4837oz
Melt Value: $721.46 (10/18/2019)
Diameter: 27mm
Edge: Reeded
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1887 S $10 MS obverse 1887 S $10 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

As was usually the case with San Francisco gold coins of this era, most went directly into circulation. Due to this, the 1887-S $10 gold is usually found in lower mint state or lesser grades. Choice coins are very rare, and NGC has only seen a single gem. (10/2016)

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 10/18/2019

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1887 S $10 MS
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Base $ 750 760 935 935 940 940 940 940 940 940 950 1100 1750 5600 34500 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 1350 3100 17500 - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1621
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 65

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, 65 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 10/8/2019 1887 S $10 MS
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Base----1518882510111161164180111-----1621
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Total----1518882510111161164480111-----1624
 ----0 %0 %1 %0 %0 %2 %6 %7 %38 %40 %5 %1 %0 %----- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
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Sale / Lot
Price
8/29/2004 NGC MS 62   Teletrade Auction 1928, 1928/Lot# 2062 $418.00
11/7/2005 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2005 November Dallas, Texas Online Session #389, 389/Lot# 9123 $431.25
1/29/2007 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 124, 129/Lot# 1528 $460.00
9/30/2008 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions Tuesday Internet Coin Auction #28101, 28101/Lot# 21881 $2,530.00
12/26/2010 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 211011/Lot# 20230 $862.50
9/2/2012 PCGS MS 61   Goldberg September 2-5, 2012 The September 2-5, 2012, 70/Lot# 2142 $977.50
4/21/2013 PCGS XF 45   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/21/2013, 71/Lot# 106568 $748.00
3/28/2014 NGC MS 64   Stack's Bowers March 2014 Baltimore Auction, 6008/Lot# 6274 $3,818.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1887 $10 MS S Prooflike
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1887 $10 MS S
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base111162063164265366567468669576490826823281388855678102119771796227304
11120762363464565766867868971881214992881348344476412939313972210760
0000006456576686786897188121499288134834447641293931397200
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 2682
Owner: Melchizadec
 
Grade: MS 63
Points: 2682
Owner: Steve Svizzero
 
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