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: $624.89 (11/20/2017)
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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11/2/1998 NGC AU 50   Teletrade Auction 1101, 1101/Lot# 2118 $448.38
8/31/2004 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #24091, 24091/Lot# 14654 $299.00
1/31/2010 PCGS AU 58   Goldberg January 31 - February 3, 2010 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 57/Lot# 2248 $805.00
7/27/2013 PCGS MS 62   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 5278 $2,232.50
12/22/2013 PCGS AU 53   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/22/2013, 106/Lot# 115025 $875.00
9/7/2014 PCGS MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 820, 829/Lot# 876 $2,000.00
3/3/2016 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2016 March 3 - 6 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(2), 1233/Lot# 4519 $2,350.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1896 $10 MS S Prooflike
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1896 $10 MS S
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base111162063184210211525178521122302252529854935764511693180992832644778714291
11120762370190111891611189421752376267836355838899413828215083381053661714290
0000009011189161118942175237626783635583889941382821508338105366100
00000096113571698200322382450283142856741103431596324917392946254500
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