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: $627.79 (9/22/2017)
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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1888 S $10 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 750 760 775 785 800 820 830 840 850 880 925 975 1475 5500 - - - - - -
$ - - - - 860 - - 1000 1800 - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1920
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 64


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Auction Prices Realized

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Price
2/24/2003 PCGS AU 58   Goldberg February 24-25, 2003 Coin Auction, 17/Lot# 2118 $287.50
5/2/2005 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #37, 41/Lot# 1748 $920.00
1/21/2007 PCGS MS 63   Teletrade Auction 2316, 2316/Lot# 2217 $2,296.00
6/14/2011 NGC XF 40   Stack's Bowers The June 2011 Baltimore Auction, 92/Lot# 9648 $805.00
12/18/2011 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131152/Lot# 26994 $1,380.00
10/18/2012 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2012 October 18-21 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1175/Lot# 6058 $910.63
6/29/2014 PCGS Genuine AU   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/29/2014, 187/Lot# 204127 $400.00
1/6/2016 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2016 January 6 - 11 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Tampa Session(8), 1231/Lot# 9040 $646.25
2/16/2017 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2017 February 16 - 19 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(2), 1252/Lot# 4001 $4,230.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1888 S $10 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1111620631642653674688711725802106626023172390355698079119051780126985
11120762363464566067869571575089015782792341544586405935413870208620
0000006456606786957157508901578279234154458640593541387000
00000064966768370372077697820902982365950137242106291583500
1888 S $10 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1111114186997217377587748541131272833174869739511374176962782444170
11111140511706726744763800946166329243834571187211348121072332720
00000051170672674476380094616632924383457118721134812107200
0000006057137317517688271038219531204351655310047155882444800
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