Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $10 (1838-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,000,090
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 16.7200g
AGW: 0.4837oz
Melt Value: $608.35 (2/26/2017)
Diameter: 27mm
Edge: Reeded
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1897 $10 MS obverse 1897 $10 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Just over a million $10 gold eagles were struck in 1897. This date is relatively common through MS64, but becomes quite difficult in gem and higher.

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1897 $10 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 740 750 760 770 780 800 820 850 900 920 975 1000 1200 2000 7500 13500 45000 - - -
$ - - 840 875 910 - - 1050 1375 2600 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 10055
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Service
Grade
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Sale / Lot
Price
12/4/2008 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2008 December Houston, TX Signature Coin Auction #1118, 1118/Lot# 9426 $632.50
1/31/2010 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg January 31 - February 3, 2010 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 57/Lot# 2250 $776.25
1/29/2012 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 1784 $977.50
2/28/2012 PCGS MS 63   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 7702 $1,380.00
8/5/2012 NGC MS 61   Teletrade Auction 3323, 3323/Lot# 2883 $825.00
9/2/2012 NGC MS 62   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20038/Lot# 1088 $994.00
9/8/2013 PCGS MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 768, 777/Lot# 7253 $875.00
2/2/2014 PCGS MS 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/02/2014, 177/Lot# 169396 $770.00
4/27/2016 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2016 April 27 - May 1 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1234/Lot# 5930 $1,703.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1897 $10 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11116206316426536656746866957648821483193641414102577582701203917798
1112076236346456576686786897188031082163426714141465966069526139580
000000645657668678689718803108216342671414146596606952600
0000006496616716826927418421282178534064141521774381078200
1897 $10 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11111141869971172173374381594015652038431949867374110641682625910
1111114051170371472573676785611481722279845415782860412984198540
0000005117037147257367678561148172227984541578286041298400
0000006057077177297397918981356188035584763657898341490500
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 4102
Owner: Thornton
 
Grade: MS 63
Points: 1483
Owner: Goldcoinage
 
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