Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $10 (1838-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 132,921
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 16.7200g
AGW: 0.4837oz
Melt Value: $1000.49 (8/6/2020)
Diameter: 27mm
Edge: Reeded
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1888 $10 MS obverse 1888 $10 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Although the Mint struck nearly 133,000 $10 gold eagles in 1888, most were immediately placed in circulation. Due to this, most examples seen by NGC have seen some light circulation, and the average grade is in the AU58-MS61 range. The highest graded examples at NGC are four MS63 coins. (10/2016)

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Last Updated: 7/24/2020

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1888 $10 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 490
Low Grade: 45
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 63

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 8/4/2020 1888 $10 MS
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1888 $10 MS PL
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1888 $10 MS
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000000711797877962103113532185300039395797867413028198313056400
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 2525
Owner: Hugh Stiel Rare Coins
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 2525
Owner: Marquis d'Argent
 
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