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: $597.08 (2/22/2017)
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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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
8/20/1997 PCGS MS 63   Teletrade Auction 0973, 973/Lot# 2030 $685.75
7/9/2009 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2009 July West Palm Beach, FL (Summer FUN) Signature US Coin Auction #1127, 1127/Lot# 1860 $2,530.00
4/28/2010 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2010 April-May Milwaukee, WI CSNS US Coin Auction #1139, 1139/Lot# 3797 $2,070.00
10/27/2010 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2010 October Stamford Coinfest Signature US Coin Auction #1145, 1145/Lot# 4911 $1,738.80
3/31/2011 NGC MS 63   Stack's Bowers The March 2011 Baltimore Auction, 83/Lot# 6780 $920.00
5/29/2011 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg May 29 - June 1, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction of US, World Coins and Currency, 63/Lot# 1610 $1,092.50
9/2/2012 NGC MS 62   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20038/Lot# 1088 $994.00
4/14/2013 PCGS Genuine AU   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/14/2013, 70/Lot# 105733 $742.51
2/23/2014 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 792, 801/Lot# 728 $850.00


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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