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SERIES: Liberty Head $10 1838-1907
LEVEL: Year, MintMark, & Major Variety

1878 $10 (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS64+

PCGS MS62+

PCGS MS62
PCGS #:
8680
Diameter:
26.80 millimeters
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Weight:
16.70 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
73,780
Metal Content:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$24,150 • PCGS MS65 • 9-19-1999 • Ira & Larry Goldberg
Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 700 R-5.6 57 / 117 TIE 120 / 183 TIE
60 or Better 137 R-7.6 36 / 117 TIE 89 / 183 TIE
65 or Better 1 R-10.0 1 / 117 TIE 1 / 183 TIE
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade  
2 MS64 PCGS grade  

Ellen D Collection (PCGS Set Registry) - Simpson Collection

2 MS64 PCGS grade  
2 MS64 PCGS grade  
2 MS64 PCGS grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade  
2 MS64 PCGS grade  

Ellen D Collection (PCGS Set Registry) - Simpson Collection

2 MS64 PCGS grade  
2 MS64 PCGS grade  
2 MS64 PCGS grade  
2 MS64 PCGS grade  
2 MS64 PCGS grade  
2 MS64 PCGS grade  
2 MS64 PCGS grade  
2 MS64 PCGS grade  
David Akers (1975/88): The 1878 is considered to be a common date in all standard pricing guides but it is not really common at all. In full mint state, and especially in choice or gem condition, the 1878 is rare, roughly comparable to the lower mintage 1874.