Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $10 (1838-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 73,780
Catalog: KM-102
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 16.7180g
AGW: 0.4837oz
Melt Value: $592.39 (9/23/2014)
Diameter: 27mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1878 $10 MS obverse 1878 $10 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Production of Eagles at the Philadelphia Mint increased from 817 pieces in 1877 to 73,800 coins in 1878. Survivors of the latter issue are obtainable enough in circulated grades, but high grade Mint State representatives are few and far between.

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Price Guide

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1878 $10 MS
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$ 815 850 875 900 975 1100 1375 2875 8000 17250 - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 359
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 64


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10/13/2014 MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2014 October 8 - 13 PNG New York Invitational US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(3), 1210/Lot# 4352


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4/29/1996 NGC MS 60   Teletrade Auction 0836, 836/Lot# 879 $659.38
11/19/2005 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions Continuous Internet Auction #65114, 65114/Lot# 24371 $977.50
5/28/2006 PCGS AU 58   Goldberg May 28-31, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 36/Lot# 633 $920.00
12/3/2009 PCGS AU 50   Bonhams Coins and Banknotes, 17760/Lot# 1237 $1,170.00
10/17/2010 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction #210104, 210104/Lot# 26224 $1,610.00
8/11/2013 PCGS MS 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/11/2013, 87/Lot# 132103 $1,980.00
5/5/2014 PCGS AU 58   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3480, 6029/Lot# 20479 $793.13
7/27/2014 PCGS AU 53   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 814, 823/Lot# 347 $900.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1878 $10 MS
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1878 $10 MS Prooflike
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