Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $10 (1838-1907)
Mint: Carson City
Mintage: 17,500
Catalog: KM-102
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 16.7180g
AGW: 0.4837oz
Melt Value: $577.88 (12/29/2014)
Diameter: 27mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1890 CC $10 MS obverse 1890 CC $10 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

In the higher grades, this is one of the elusive Carson City Mint eagles from a mintage of just 17,500 coins. Few of those have survived in Mint State grades.

The Carson City Mint was silenced in 1885 and did not resume production again until 1889. As Rusty Goe noted in his excellent reference The Mint on Carson Street: 'From 1885 to 1889, when the Carson Mint was dark, certain mine owners from the Comstock region pledged to make deposits at the local facility if the Treasury would revive coining operations there. Yields on gold ore had been moderately consistent throughout the last six years of the 1880s, and by 1890 more than $1.5 million worth of gold had been deposited at Carson City, more than adequate to begin minting coins again.' Collectors of Carson City Mint coinage are encourage to acquire a copy of Mr. Goe's reference which covers the entire history of that Mint and all denominations of coinage it produced. When coinage continued in 1889, the Carson City Mint produced only silver dollars and double eagles. It was not until 1890 that half eagles and eagles were minted again.

Description and Analysis courtesy of Heritage Auctions and may not be republished without written permission.


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1890 CC $10 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 352
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 63


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1/12/2015 XF Details  Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(7), 1216/Lot# 7615
1/12/2015 MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(7), 1216/Lot# 7622
1/12/2015 AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(7), 1216/Lot# 7619
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11/19/2006 NGC XF 40   Teletrade Auction 2288, 2288/Lot# 2942 $560.00
2/10/2008 NGC MS 61   Goldberg February 10-13, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 44/Lot# 2480 $3,335.00
4/27/2011 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2011 April Rosemont CSNS Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(5), 1154/Lot# 6673 $4,312.50
11/27/2011 NGC XF 40   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/27/2011, 146/Lot# 24204 $2,051.50
2/28/2012 NGC MS 61   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 7690 $3,450.00
8/5/2014 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(2), 1208/Lot# 4213 $7,050.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1890 CC $10 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base12641345147215151578159916831762226725402892309935794447657810688112141175912323129071351214137
1291138714861536158516271709193023582657296132593868515779481086311395119471251713108137200
000000170919302358265729613259386851577948108631139511947125171310800
000000173520982449277430303419415758679318110381157712135127121331000
1890 CC $10 MS Prooflike
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Base11111187413451624178620032134251934535367751611041164612488738112590631
11111292103114381678185820462262283040916083869112847192692929545095590630
00000010311438167818582046226228304091608386911284719269292954509500
00000011881531173219302090239031414729679998661465422078337035207900
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