Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $10 (1838-1907)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 123,750
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 16.7200g
AGW: 0.4837oz
Melt Value: $623.59 (11/24/2017)
Diameter: 27mm
Edge: Reeded
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1896 S $10 MS obverse 1896 S $10 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1896-S $10 gold eagle had a relatively low mintage of only 123,750 coins. This date circulated extensively, and therefore is very rare in any mint state grade. The average mint state coin for this date is around MS62.

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1896 S $10 MS
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Base $ 765 775 790 810 850 950 1000 1150 1250 1850 2300 2750 9750 20000 - - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 3800 - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 460
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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5/26/1999 NGC AU 50   Teletrade Auction 1168, 1168/Lot# 2221 $422.00
12/19/2001 NGC AU 53   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #22013, 22013/Lot# 15166 $299.00
9/3/2005 NGC AU 50   Heritage Auctions Continuous Internet Auction #65092, 65092/Lot# 23764 $345.00
1/31/2010 NGC MS 60   Goldberg January 31 - February 3, 2010 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 57/Lot# 2247 $1,668.00
9/13/2011 NGC MS 62   Stack's Bowers The September 2011 Philadelphia Americana Sale, 113/Lot# 5982 $3,737.50
7/6/2014 PCGS AU 53   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/06/2014, 188/Lot# 115025 $875.00
9/7/2014 PCGS MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 820, 829/Lot# 876 $2,000.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1896 $10 MS S Prooflike
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1896 $10 MS S
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Base111162063184210211525178521122302252529854935764511693180992832644778714291
11120762370190111891611189421752376267836355838899413828215083381053661714290
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00000096113571698200322382450283142856741103431596324917392946254500
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