Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $10 (1838-1907)
Mint: Carson City
Mintage: 3,244
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 16.7200g
AGW: 0.4837oz
Melt Value: $917.75 (10/1/2020)
Diameter: 27mm
Edge: Reeded
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1878 CC $10 MS obverse 1878 CC $10 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

A paltry 3,244 $10 gold eagles were struck by the Carson City Mint in 1878. Of those, it is estimated that perhaps 50-75 still exist in all grades, making this a very rare issue indeed. NGC has only certified a total of just under 40 examples, the highest of which is a lone MS61. (12/2016)

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Last Updated: 4/24/2020

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1878 CC $10 MS
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Disclaimer: The prices listed in the various NGC Price and Value Guides are compiled from a number of independent, third party sources in the numismatic community which NGC believes to be reliable. Prices provided are averages, not specific prices for individual coins. Further, because these prices are only updated from time to time, they do not reflect short term pricing trends, which are quite common and are often quite dramatic, given the volatile nature of the collectible coin marketplace. This is especially true for rare coins, where there are fewer sales and greater variations in sale prices. For all of these reasons, the prices in these guides are designed to serve merely as one of many measures and factors that coin buyers and sellers can use in determining coin values. These prices are not intended, and should not be relied upon, to replace the due diligence and — when appropriate — expert consultation that coin buyers and sellers should undertake when entering into a coin transaction. As such, NGC disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to the information contained in the NGC Guides. By using the NGC Guides, the user agrees that neither NGC nor any of its affiliates, shareholders, officers, employees or agents shall have any liability for any loss or damage of any kind, including without limitation any loss arising from reliance on the information contained in the Guides.

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 42
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 61

The chart showing F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 9/29/2020 1878 CC $10 MS
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1878 CC $10 MS PL
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Base23862516265227944030506259916720732676838166845989029362983910334108471137911930125001309113701
24292561269932064374537162346922744578448263860690559521100041050511024115621212012697132940
0000006234692274457844826386069055952110004105051102411562121201269700
0000006477712475648005836187549208968010169106761120111746123101289400
1878 CC $10 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2272239725292665386248625764647370637411788181678598904695129995104951101411552121091268613283
2313244125743064419551626000666971797567797683108747920196731016110668111931173712301128850
000000600066697179756779768310874792019673101611066811193117371230100
000000623668667295772480718454889693569834103281084111372119231249300
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