Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $10 (1838-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 73,780
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 16.7200g
AGW: 0.4837oz
Melt Value: $917.65 (10/1/2020)
Diameter: 27mm
Edge: Reeded
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Description & Analysis

In 1878, the Philadelphia Mint struck some 73.780 $10 business strike gold eagles with an additional 20 pieces struck in proof. Most mint state pieces seen today tend to be in the AU58-MS61 range. NGC has not certified any examples in gem, but 8 have been certified in MS64.

The proofs are understandably much, much scarcer than the business strikes. This is evidenced by the NGC Census which only shows a mere 4 examples certified by NGC thus far. (12/2016)

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/29/2020

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1878 $10 MS
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Base $ 900 900 925 925 925 950 950 965 1075 1125 1250 1850 7650 11450 35000 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 3400 - 17500 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 381
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 65

The chart showing VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 9/29/2020 1878 $10 MS
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Total----131471639138557124751-----381
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1878 $10 MS PL
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1878 $10 MS PL
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1878 $10 MS
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Base111162063168874593310441193128415052124334538177198968014566222093428053510
11120762365070780797010931223135717112531350249448025113081711326232406900
0000007078079701093122313571711253135024944802511308171132623200
00000072687010071143125314311917293836596071885212937196613025600
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