Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $10 (1838-1907)
Mint: Carson City
Mintage: 17,500
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 16.7200g
AGW: 0.4837oz
Melt Value: (6/28/2017)
Diameter: 27mm
Edge: Reeded
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1890 CC $10 MS obverse 1890 CC $10 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The Carson City Mint only struck 17,500 gold eagles in 1890. This low mintage has made this date one of the hardest CC $10 eagles to locate. Most examples show heavy bag marks and abrasion. This is clearly evident in the NGC census, which shows the most common uncirculated grade as a mere MS61. MS63 is the highest grade NGC has given an 1890-CC gold eagle thus far.



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Last Updated: 6/27/2017

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1890 CC $10 MS
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Base $ 1100 1150 1275 1425 1575 1650 1950 2450 3200 4650 5850 9250 20800 72500 - - - - - -
$ - - - 2700 3875 - 6750 - 32500 - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 373
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 63


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11/19/2006 NGC XF 40   Teletrade Auction 2288, 2288/Lot# 2942 $560.00
5/27/2007 NGC MS 63   Goldberg May 27-30, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 41/Lot# 1675 $10,925.00
11/27/2011 NGC XF 40   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/27/2011, 146/Lot# 24204 $2,051.50
2/28/2012 NGC MS 61   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 7690 $3,450.00
8/13/2015 PCGS   Stack's Bowers 2015 Chicago ANA, 6104/Lot# 10264 $13,512.50
9/7/2016 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2016 September 7 - 11 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(3), 1239/Lot# 4944 $2,820.00
9/7/2016 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions 2016 September 7 - 11 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(6), 1239/Lot# 8637 $1,762.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1890 CC $10 MS
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Base12641345147215151578159916831762226725402892309935794447657810688112141175912323129071351214137
1291138714861536158516271709193023582657296132593868515779481086311395119471251713108137200
000000170919302358265729613259386851577948108631139511947125171310800
000000173520982449277430303419415758679318110381157712135127121331000
1890 CC $10 MS Prooflike
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Base11111187413451624178620032134251934535367751611041164612488738112590631
11111292103114381678185820462262283040916083869112847192692929545095590630
00000010311438167818582046226228304091608386911284719269292954509500
00000011881531173219302090239031414729679998661465422078337035207900
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Grade: AU 50
Points: 1762
Owner: 123cents
 
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