Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $10 (1838-1907)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 473,600
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 16.7200g
AGW: 0.4837oz
Melt Value: $619.57 (10/21/2017)
Diameter: 27mm
Edge: Reeded
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1898 S $10 MS obverse 1898 S $10 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The U.S. Mint branch in San Francisco struck about 2 million less gold eagles in 1898 than double eagles. This much lower mintage is evident in the populations, which shows far fewer gold eagles graded by NGC, especially in mint state. In fact, NGC hasn't graded a single examples above MS64. (9/2016)

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Last Updated: 6/27/2017

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1898 S $10 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 775 785 800 815 900 975 1075 1150 1200 1225 1250 1400 3250 8250 19500 48500 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 1550 - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 458
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 64


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
3/4/1994 NGC MS 60   Heritage Auctions 1994 New Orleans Bullet Sale #116, 116/Lot# 999 $308.00
4/30/2001 PCGS MS 62   Teletrade Auction 1432, 1432/Lot# 2074 $337.60
1/24/2008 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 215, 221/Lot# 5988 $517.50
2/10/2008 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg February 10-13, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 44/Lot# 2498 $3,220.00
1/31/2010 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg January 31 - February 3, 2010 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 57/Lot# 2254 $891.25
4/24/2013 NGC MS 61   Prooflike Heritage Auctions 2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(7), 1184/Lot# 5920 $4,406.25
9/9/2013 PCGS MS 62   Teletrade Auction 3447, 3447/Lot# 2454 $775.00
3/23/2014 PCGS VF 25   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/23/2014, 178/Lot# 83252 $661.10
8/8/2014 PCGS MS 63   Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 4383 $1,645.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1898 $10 MS S Prooflike
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1898 $10 MS S
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base111162063164265369772576679382997430093324493566279821147642249334691
111207623634645667706738775805877165231143861549976911146817340265590
00000064566770673877580587716523114386154997691114681734000
00000064968271575278481792523303219439860638756131161991600
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 974
Owner: Marquis d'Argent
 
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