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: $598.39 (2/22/2017)
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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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/8/2016

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1878 CC $10 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 38
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 45
High Grade: 61


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
10/22/1997 PCGS VF 30   Teletrade Auction 0991, 991/Lot# 2054 $3,798.00
5/5/2000 PCGS VF 35   Heritage Auctions 2000 Central States Sale #226, 226/Lot# 7769 $3,105.00
1/25/2004 NGC AU 50   Goldberg January 25-28, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 23/Lot# 3311 $12,938.00
9/19/2005 NGC XF 45   Goldberg September 19-21, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 32/Lot# 2507 $6,325.00
8/15/2011 NGC AU 55   Stack's Bowers The August 2011 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 115/Lot# 7735 $23,000.00
8/2/2012 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2012 August 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Philadelphia Session(4), 1173/Lot# 5392 $25,850.00
2/27/2014 PCGS Genuine XF   Heritage Auctions 2014 February 27 - 28 & March 2 Mid-Winter ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Atlanta Session(4), 1203/Lot# 5415 $4,112.50
5/25/2014 PCGS Genuine AU   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/25/2014, 183/Lot# 192851 $7,205.00


NGC Registry

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