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: $717.96 (10/21/2019)
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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Price Guide

Last Updated: 3/22/2019

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1897 $10 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 750 760 830 830 835 840 840 840 845 865 870 965 1220 1850 6100 13500 - - - -
$ - - - 845 860 - - 1000 1325 2300 9000 - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 10509
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 67

The chart showing PrAg series, G series, VG series, F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 10/8/2019 1897 $10 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base1---124316501975143882408315321752151---10487
---------------1------1
-------------5771-----20
--------------1-------1
Total1---124316501975143882408815401832251---10509
 0 %---0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %2 %5 %37 %39 %15 %2 %0 %0 %0 %--- 
1897 $10 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----------11253-------21
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Total-----------11253-------21
 -----------5 %57 %24 %14 %------- 
1897 $10 MS Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------1--------1
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Total-------------1--------1
 -------------100 %-------- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
9/3/1997 NGC AU 58   Teletrade Auction 0977, 977/Lot# 1908 $232.10
12/31/2002 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #23011, 23011/Lot# 11598 $575.00
11/23/2003 NGC MS 63   Teletrade Auction 1809, 1809/Lot# 1377 $687.50
1/31/2010 PCGS MS 61   Goldberg January 31 - February 3, 2010 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 57/Lot# 2251 $661.25
5/29/2011 NGC MS 61   Bonhams Coins and Banknotes, 19158/Lot# 1293 $760.00
2/28/2012 PCGS XF 45   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 7704 $805.00
2/2/2014 PCGS MS 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/02/2014, 177/Lot# 169396 $770.00
2/23/2014 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 792, 801/Lot# 728 $850.00
12/24/2014 PCGS MS 62   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3514, 6083/Lot# 20339 $587.50


NGC Registry

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