Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $10 (1838-1907)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 425,400
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 16.7200g
AGW: 0.4837oz
Melt Value: $629.54 (9/20/2017)
Diameter: 27mm
Edge: Reeded
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1889 S $10 MS obverse 1889 S $10 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1889-S gold eagle is one of the more easily found $10 gold issues in the marketplace. However, most tend to grade MS63 or below. In choice, the number of pieces available falls dramatically. NGC has not graded a single gem example.

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Last Updated: 6/27/2017

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1889 S $10 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 750 760 775 785 800 820 830 840 850 880 935 1000 1300 3900 69000 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 1250 1700 5900 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1301
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 64


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
2/15/2004 PCGS MS 61   Teletrade Auction 1844, 1844/Lot# 1555 $374.00
2/4/2009 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2009 February Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1122, 1122/Lot# 9602 $1,150.00
1/31/2010 PCGS MS 61   Goldberg January 31 - February 3, 2010 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 57/Lot# 2206 $667.00
7/4/2010 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction #210072, 210072/Lot# 22378 $1,150.00
12/16/2012 PCGS MS 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/16/2012, 53/Lot# 89831 $1,020.80
6/30/2014 NGC MS 63   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3488, 6037/Lot# 20622 $984.65
9/28/2014 PCGS MS 60   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 823, 832/Lot# 827 $725.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1889 S $10 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11116206316426536746887117257749082154295033194633658095051394820775
11120762363464566067869571574181813232419307337575282755510986162230
0000006456606786957157418181323241930733757528275551098600
0000006496676837037207578631738268431964195593185301246700
1889 S $10 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11111141869972173775877482696622633089414061559281141802192734285
11111140511706726744763791872139825383439481171971091416762260460
00000051170672674476379187213982538343948117197109141676200
00000060571373175176880891918302813378954838239125471934400
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 774
Owner: CBC
 
Grade: MS 61
Points: 774
Owner: MacBurnee
 
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