1900-S $10 MS62

CERTIFICATION#: 12411320
PCGS#: 8746

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): The 1900-S is very scarce in any condition, on par with the 1882-S, 1883-S, 1884-S and 1897-S. In strictly uncirculated condition it is rare and choice or gem quality specimens are very rare.

David Hall: This is a very underrated issue in Gem condition. There are two true miracle coins...both graded MS67 by PCGS. Other than those two coins, I have not personally seen an example I would grade strict MS65 or better. One of the MS67 coins is the Clapp-Eliasberg coin. The other is a coin that showed up in the 1980s and traded hands a few times since that time.

The Clapp-Eliasberg coin was obtained directly from the mint in the year of issue by John H. Clapp. Louis Eliasberg obtained the coin when he bought the Clapp collection intact in 1942. In the October, 1982 Eliasberg sale, Gordon Wrubel and I bought the coin for $14,300, a big price at the time.

Diameter: 26.80 millimeters Designer: Christian Gobrecht Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 81,000 Weight: 16.70 grams Metal Content: 90% Gold, 10% Copper
12
700
15
705
20
715
1
25
720
30
725
1
45+
760
50+
780
53+
795
55+
825
58+
900
62+
2,750
63+
9,000

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 725 R-5.5 60 / 117 TIE 123 / 183 TIE
60 or Better 175 R-7.2 40 / 117 93 / 183
65 or Better 3 R-9.8 16 / 117 TIE 24 / 183 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade   John Clapp - Eliasberg
2 MS64 PCGS grade   Ellen D Collection (PCGS Set Registry) - Simpson Collection
2 MS64 PCGS grade  
2 MS64 estimated grade  
2 MS64 estimated grade