Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $10 (1838-1907)
Mint: Carson City
Mintage: 1,762
Catalog: KM-102
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 16.7180g
AGW: 0.4837oz
Melt Value: $588.66 (9/21/2014)
Diameter: 27mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1879 CC $10 MS obverse 1879 CC $10 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Simply put, this is a rare coin. The Carson City Mint's delivery of Eagles in 1879 amounted to a mere 1,762 pieces, the lowest yearly output for not only this particular type, but for all gold coins produced at this branch mint. Surprisingly, the '79-CC is not the rarest Carson City Mint Ten. That honor belongs to the 1870-CC with just 35-45 coins believed extant. The 1879-CC comes in second place with only 40-50 coins known (per Winter and Halperin, 2001). Perhaps needless to say, this date is not common in any grade. However, most survivors are concentrated at or around the VF level of preservation.

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1879 CC $10 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 39
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 45
High Grade: 62


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9/21/2005 NGC XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2005 September Long Beach Signature Auction #384, 384/Lot# 4797 $9,013.13
5/25/2008 NGC AU 58   Goldberg May 25-27, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 47/Lot# 4734 $31,050.00
7/26/2012 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers The August 2012 Philadelphia ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 140/Lot# 11029 $41,687.50
7/27/2013 NGC XF 40   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 4515 $23,500.00
1/8/2014 NGC XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(6), 1201/Lot# 6903 $16,450.00
1/8/2014 NGC AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(3), 1201/Lot# 5497 $38,187.50
3/20/2014 PCGS AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2014 March 20 The Collection of Donald E. Bently - Bently Foundation US Coins Signature Auction - San Francisco Session(1), 1205/Lot# 30389 $41,125.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1879 CC $10 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base28773027318333455298559864377115806685969287969510184106921121811764123281291213517141421478915457
2927307932373996539858776663743282428826942398581035310867114001195212522131131372514357150110
000000666374328242882694239858103531086711400119521252213113137251435700
0000006889774984199056955910021105221104211582121401271713315139331457300
1879 CC $10 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base301231683329349655105820668273798356890096091002710529110491158812146127241332213941145811524215925
30643221338441675613610769147704853791369748101941070211228117741233812923135281415414801154690
0000006914770485379136974810194107021122811774123381292313528141541480100
0000007146803087189372988710361108751140811960125311312213734143671502100
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