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

1878-CC $10 (Regular Strike)

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PCGS AU58

PCGS AU55

PCGS AU55
PCGS #:
8681
Diameter:
26.80 millimeters
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Weight:
16.70 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
3,244
Metal Content:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$41,400 • PCGS AU55 • 8-5-2007 • Stack's
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Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 75 R-8.2 18 / 117 TIE 35 / 183 TIE
60 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 117 1 / 183
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 117 1 / 183
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS62 estimated grade  
2 AU58 PCGS grade  
3 AU55 PCGS grade

Old West Collection - American Numismatic Rarities 8/2006:1349, $39,100 - Ellen D Collection (PCGS Set Registry) - Simpson Collection

3 AU55 PCGS grade  
3 AU55 PCGS grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS62 estimated grade  
2 AU58 PCGS grade  
3 AU55 PCGS grade

Old West Collection - American Numismatic Rarities 8/2006:1349, $39,100 - Ellen D Collection (PCGS Set Registry) - Simpson Collection

3 AU55 PCGS grade  
3 AU55 PCGS grade  
3 AU55 PCGS grade  
3 AU55 PCGS grade  
3 AU55 PCGS grade  
9 AU53 PCGS grade
9 AU53 PCGS grade  
David Akers (1975/88): The 1878-CC is the third rarest CC-Mint Eagle and is, in fact, one of the rarest dates in the entire $10 series in terms of both overall rarity and condition rarity. (It is ranked just below the top 10% in rarity according to average grade and rarity according to frequency of appearance.) The 1878-CC is extremely rare in full EF. Above that grade, it is prohibitively rare and no specimen that I have seen or heard of even approaches full mint state.