Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $10 (1838-1907)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 21,335
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 16.7200g
AGW: 0.4837oz
Melt Value: $720.91 (10/18/2019)
Diameter: 27mm
Edge: Reeded
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1888 O $10 MS obverse 1888 O $10 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The New Orleans Mint only struck 21,335 gold eagles in 1888. They were quite rare until some examples resurfaced in Europe. Today, they are available through MS62. However, above that, they become very rare.

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1888 O $10 MS
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Base $ 765 785 820 825 850 1000 1025 1050 1150 1350 1550 1800 7850 27500 - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 680
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 63

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 10/8/2019 1888 O $10 MS
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Base-----3271328888627015912-------668
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Total-----3271328888627116212-------672
 -----0 %0 %1 %2 %4 %13 %13 %40 %24 %2 %------- 
1888 O $10 MS Prooflike
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Base-----------181--------10
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Total-----------181--------10
 -----------10 %80 %10 %-------- 
1888 O $10 MS Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base------------11--------2
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Total------------11--------2
 ------------50 %50 %-------- 

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10/23/2019 MS 60   Heritage Auctions Tuesday & Wednesday US Coins Weekly Online Auction Session(2), 131943/Lot# 27857


Auction Prices Realized

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2/20/2005 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 2355 $1,265.00
6/27/2005 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 43: The Cook Family Collection, 47/Lot# 1453 $1,063.75
7/10/2005 PCGS MS 61   Teletrade Auction 2063, 2063/Lot# 2300 $687.50
5/9/2007 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2007 St. Louis, MO (CSNS) Signature Coin Auction #434, 434/Lot# 3809 $862.50
7/29/2007 PCGS MS 62   Teletrade Auction 2400, 2400/Lot# 2238 $1,512.00
12/23/2007 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions Sunday Internet Coin Auction #67125, 67125/Lot# 23440 $1,495.00
3/31/2011 NGC MS 61   Stack's Bowers The March 2011 Baltimore Auction, 83/Lot# 6750 $805.00
9/15/2013 NGC AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/15/2013, 92/Lot# 137319 $915.20
2/27/2014 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2014 February 27 - 28 & March 2 Mid-Winter ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Atlanta Session(4), 1203/Lot# 5436 $1,645.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1888 $10 MS O Prooflike
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1888 $10 MS O
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Base1111620642684725817874954100512461609323842905823860312896195943014746919
111207627656697755836900971108513672152358848016749100341512823111357370
00000069775583690097110851367215235884801674910034151282311100
00000071178685592798811651488269539395312767611465173612662900
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 3238
Owner: Northwest Collection
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 1609
Owner: Hoboken Collection
 
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