Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $10 (1838-1907)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 648,700
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 16.7200g
AGW: 0.4837oz
Melt Value: $720.06 (10/22/2019)
Diameter: 27mm
Edge: Reeded
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1888 S $10 MS obverse 1888 S $10 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

As is the case with the double eagle of this date, the $10 eagle had a relatively large mintage, but is a conditional rarity today. This issue is available through MS63, but the population falls off greatly in choice.

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Last Updated: 6/14/2019

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1888 S $10 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 750 760 855 855 860 860 860 860 860 860 860 975 1475 5500 - - - - - -
$ - - - - 860 - - 1000 1800 - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1940
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 64

The chart showing F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 10/8/2019 1888 S $10 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---1549101328127133821695874------1937
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-------------20--------20
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Total---1549101328127133821715874------1957
 ---0 %0 %0 %0 %1 %1 %1 %6 %7 %42 %37 %4 %0 %------ 
1888 S $10 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------2-1---------3
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Total----------2-1---------3
 ----------67 %-33 %--------- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
12/22/1997 NGC MS 61   Teletrade Auction 1008, 1008/Lot# 2068 $253.20
12/13/2000 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #20123, 20123/Lot# 3739 $235.00
5/2/2005 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #37, 41/Lot# 1748 $920.00
5/29/2011 NGC MS 61   Goldberg May 29 - June 1, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction of US, World Coins and Currency, 63/Lot# 1592 $1,035.00
11/13/2011 PCGS MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/13/2011, 144/Lot# 22523 $1,708.30
6/3/2012 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131224/Lot# 24577 $948.75
7/22/2012 NGC MS 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/22/2012, 32/Lot# 65008 $941.60
7/27/2013 PCGS MS 63   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 5273 $1,186.75
8/8/2013 PCGS MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2013 August 8 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Rosemont Session(6), 1188/Lot# 8727 $910.63


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1888 $10 MS S Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1111114186997217377587748541131272833174869739511374176962782444170
11111140511706726744763800946166329243834571187211348121072332720
00000051170672674476380094616632924383457118721134812107200
0000006057137317517688271038219531204351655310047155882444800
1888 $10 MS S
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1111620631642653674688711725802106626023172390355698079119051780126985
11120762363464566067869571575089015782792341544586405935413870208620
0000006456606786957157508901578279234154458640593541387000
00000064966768370372077697820902982365950137242106291583500
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 2602
Owner: Melchizadec
 
Grade: AU Details
Points: 327
Owner: bertl
 
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