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: $626.49 (11/18/2017)
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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Last Updated: 6/27/2017

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1887 S $10 MS
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Base $ 750 760 775 785 800 820 830 840 850 880 925 1000 1750 5600 34500 - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1537
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 65


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
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Sale / Lot
Price
1/9/2002 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2002 Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Sale #280, 280/Lot# 8299 $833.75
11/27/2006 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 115: The Eagle One Sale, 120/Lot# 4454 $437.00
2/10/2008 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg February 10-13, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 44/Lot# 2476 $2,415.00
11/22/2010 NGC MS 62   Teletrade Auction 2964, 2964/Lot# 1821 $805.00
4/21/2013 PCGS XF 45   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/21/2013, 71/Lot# 106568 $748.00
4/21/2014 PCGS MS 62   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3478, 6027/Lot# 20294 $793.13
5/5/2014 PCGS MS 62   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3480, 6029/Lot# 20483 $808.40
1/29/2015 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 29 - February 1 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(3), 1217/Lot# 4265 $1,116.25


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: Steve Svizzero
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 908
Owner: ddr70
 
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