Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $10 (1838-1907)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 234,750
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 16.7200g
AGW: 0.4837oz
Melt Value: $857.12 (7/5/2020)
Diameter: 27mm
Edge: Reeded
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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: 7/3/2020

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1897 S $10 MS
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Base $ 925 925 1000 1000 1000 1035 1055 1110 1110 1185 1400 1500 5425 18500 - 47000 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 2250 - - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 368
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 66

The chart showing 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.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 6/30/2020 1897 S $10 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----261710134814226683022-1----367
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Total----261710134814227683022-1----368
 ----1%2%5%3%4%13%39%7%18%8%1%1%-0%---- 
1897 S $10 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------1-----------1
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Total----------1-----------1
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1897 S $10 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base111111484794959105911941278147218473275536774871148917836279904435570911
1111116258784999211041222134215972323397260738821136042122033445532070
0000005878499921104122213421597232339726073882113604212203344500
000000690904102511491250140717222799466967801015515720246053890000
1897 S $10 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11116206426957459039971127120613931753313151586626990215001230173573356074
11120762765971179793410401153126815132212380656477718116011767327255425130
0000007117979341040115312681513221238065647771811601176732725500
0000007288509651083117913301633267144826136881013301203453149400
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 1753
Owner: BobB
 
Grade: MS 61
Points: 1393
Owner: Beau Newman
 
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