Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $10 (1838-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 20
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 16.7200g
AGW: 0.4837oz
Melt Value: $857.12 (7/9/2020)
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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Last Updated: 4/15/2019

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1878 $10 PF
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1878 $10 PF CA
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1878 $10 PF UC
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 4
Low Grade: 63
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 65

The chart showing 63 series, 64 series, 65 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 7/7/2020 1878 $10 PF CA
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1878 $10 PF UC
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1878 $10 PF CA
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1878 $10 PF UC
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