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: $608.25 (6/24/2017)
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 $ 900 925 950 975 1000 1025 1050 1100 1250 1950 2350 3100 11000 22000 - - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 3800 - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 464
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 68


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2/14/1996 PCGS XF 45   Teletrade Auction 0815, 815/Lot# 908 $263.75
5/25/2002 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #22101, 22101/Lot# 11763 $379.50
12/13/2007 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 203, 209/Lot# 6033 $828.00
1/7/2009 PCGS MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2009 January Orlando, FL FUN Auction #1121, 1121/Lot# 5602 $2,760.00
1/31/2010 PCGS AU 58   Goldberg January 31 - February 3, 2010 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 57/Lot# 2248 $805.00
10/7/2012 PCGS AU 53   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/07/2012, 43/Lot# 49027 $962.50
2/22/2013 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 8127 $945.88
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


NGC Registry

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