Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $10 (1838-1907)
Mint: Carson City
Mintage: 40,000
Catalog: KM-102
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 16.7180g
AGW: 0.4837oz
Melt Value: $580.10 (11/24/2014)
Diameter: 27mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1892 CC $10 MS obverse 1892 CC $10 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The mintage of this issue was 40,000 coins, making it the second largest production of any eagle from the Carson City Mint. Like many issues from Carson City and other mints, the survival rate is ultimately more important than the initial mintage. Nearly all surviving examples of this issue are circulated, indicating that these pieces must have been released into commerce at the time they were produced, although Rusty Goe reported that perhaps 95% of the mintage was exported. This seems unlikely, as many such coins would have been returned to American collectors in recent years. According to Jeff Garrett and Ron Guth, the average certified grade of this issue is just AU50, with just 7% of the population achieving Mint State grades. For comparison purposes, they note that more than half of all certified 1891-CC eagles grade MS60 or finer.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 11/13/2014

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1892 CC $10 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1025 1060 1150 1275 1900 1900 2000 2350 2900 3550 5100 6550 10350 47500 62500 - - - - - -
$ 1950 2050 2400 3250 3900 5600 7250 13000 - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 511
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 64


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Auction Prices Realized

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11/30/1999 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #19121, 19121/Lot# 1076 $396.00
8/6/2001 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2001 Atlanta, GA Signature Sale #267, 267/Lot# 7923 $2,070.00
2/20/2005 PCGS AU 58   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 2368 $2,760.00
1/15/2006 NGC AU 58   Teletrade Auction 2145, 2145/Lot# 1776 $1,624.00
12/8/2010 NGC XF 45   Bonhams Coins and Banknotes, 18404/Lot# 2353 $877.00
1/5/2011 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2011 January Tampa FUN Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(5), 1151/Lot# 7129 $1,437.50
1/20/2013 PCGS XF 45   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/20/2013, 58/Lot# 95589 $1,210.00
2/22/2013 NGC AU 55   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 4275 $1,891.75
3/30/2014 PCGS AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 797, 806/Lot# 270 $2,667.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1892 CC $10 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base12641345147215151578164917391825239927053093331937404694638288629320979610289108011133111880
1291138714861536160116791767201625012834316834594058525672089014947899601045910977115140
000000176720162501283431683459405852567208901494789960104591097700
0000001796220726032963324335994376581980359167963710124106301115400
1892 CC $10 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base133714231554160016651738183219222517283432363470390548886626917396431013110636111601170412266
13651466156916211689176918622120262229683314361542325467747593299805102991081011341118910
0000001862212026222968331436154232546774759329980510299108101134100
0000001892231827283102339237604560604683249486996810467109851152200
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 3093
Owner: fiddlehead
 
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