Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $10 (1838-1907)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 234,750
Catalog: KM-102
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 16.7180g
AGW: 0.4837oz
Melt Value: $648.16 (9/25/2016)
Diameter: 27mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1897 S $10 MS obverse 1897 S $10 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Nearly a quarter million $10 gold eagles were struck at the San Francisco Mint in 1897. However, most were placed into circulation. Due to this, the average grade today is in the high AU range. NGC has only graded a single coin above MS64, a lone MS66.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/8/2016

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1897 S $10 MS
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Base $ 850 875 900 925 950 1000 1025 1075 1200 1350 1500 2400 7600 16500 - - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 2750 - - - - - -
1897 S $10 MS Prooflike
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 359
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
2/4/1998 PCGS AU 58   Teletrade Auction 1021, 1021/Lot# 1957 $379.80
1/28/2003 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #23021, 23021/Lot# 11765 $747.50
2/20/2005 PCGS MS 61   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 2385 $805.00
11/3/2005 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2005 November Dallas, TX Signature Auction #388, 388/Lot# 4345 $1,380.00
11/7/2006 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions Tuesday Internet Coin Auction #26112, 26112/Lot# 13735 $345.00
2/28/2012 PCGS AU 50   Prooflike Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 7705 $862.50
2/9/2014 PCGS MS 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/09/2014, 171/Lot# 169734 $1,100.00
11/16/2014 PCGS AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 830, 839/Lot# 1059 $645.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1897 S $10 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11116206426957459039971127120613931753313151586626990215001230173573356074
11120762765971179793410401153126815132212380656477718116011767327255425130
0000007117979341040115312681513221238065647771811601176732725500
0000007288509651083117913301633267144826136881013301203453149400
1897 S $10 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base111111484794959105911941278147218473275536774871148917836279904435570911
1111116258784999211041222134215972323397260738821136042122033445532070
0000005878499921104122213421597232339726073882113604212203344500
000000690904102511491250140717222799466967801015515720246053890000
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 1393
Owner: Beau Newman
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 1127
Owner: Lakesidesun
 
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