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

1878 $10 (Proof)

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PCGS PR63
PCGS #:
8818
Diameter:
26.80 millimeters
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Weight:
16.70 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
20
Metal Content:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$28,750 • PCGS PR64 • 10-1-1999 • Bowers & Merena
Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 13 R-9.4 13 / 42 TIE 32 / 65 TIE
60 or Better 12 R-9.5 3 / 42 TIE 18 / 65 TIE
65 or Better 1 R-10.0 1 / 42 TIE 1 / 65 TIE
Condition Census (Explain)
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR64 PCGS grade  
1 PR64 PCGS grade  
3 PR63 PCGS grade

Philip Straus Estate - Stack's 5/1959:2505 (or 3505?) - Stack's 1976 ANA Sale:3101 - Paramount “Auction '80” 7/1980:956 - Ed Trompeter Collection - Superior 3/1992:218 - Heritage 1/1999:8240, $20,700 - Heritage 7/2007:2745, $25,300 - Heritage 8/2011:7621, $25,300

Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR64 PCGS grade  
1 PR64 PCGS grade  
3 PR63 PCGS grade

Philip Straus Estate - Stack's 5/1959:2505 (or 3505?) - Stack's 1976 ANA Sale:3101 - Paramount “Auction '80” 7/1980:956 - Ed Trompeter Collection - Superior 3/1992:218 - Heritage 1/1999:8240, $20,700 - Heritage 7/2007:2745, $25,300 - Heritage 8/2011:7621, $25,300

David Akers (1975/88): Proofs of this date are extremely rare, on par with those of 1873, 1875 and 1877, and I would estimate that only 7-8 pieces out of the original mintage of 20 are still in existence.