1893 $10 MS62

CERTIFICATION#: 21494073
PCGS#: 8725

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: The 1893 $10 has the dubious distinction of having the largest PCGS-certified population of any date in the entire 10 Liberty series (although the 1894 $10 is almost as plentiful).  This was one of the dates exported in large quantities to European central banks by the United States government decades ago.  Dealers began re-importing them back into America beginning in the late 1970's and 1980s, and the supply has been seemingly inexhaustible. 

One might expect a large number of Gems from such a large population, but such is not the case.  Rather, the overall quality of this date is generally poor, with the vast majority of survivors appearing in MS61 and MS62, suggesting excessive handling and movement of the bags in which the coins were stored.  Thus, out of a population of over 17,000 PCGS-certified Mint State examples, only four have earned the MS65 grade

Diameter: 26.80 millimeters Designer: Christian Gobrecht Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 1,840,840 Weight: 16.70 grams Metal Content: 90% Gold, 10% Copper
2
655
3
660
4
665
6
670
8
675
10
680
12
685
15
690
20
695
25
700
1
35
705
1
40
715
2
45+
730
50+
735
53+
745
1
55+
755
58+
760
4
65+
12,500
1

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 40,000 R-2.6 112 / 117 TIE 178 / 183 TIE
60 or Better 29,250 R-2.7 93 / 117 TIE 146 / 183 TIE
65 or Better 6 R-9.7 26 / 117 TIE 35 / 183 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65+ PCGS grade Ellen D Collection (PCGS Set Registry) - Simpson Collection
1 MS65 PCGS grade
1 MS65 PCGS grade  
1 MS65 PCGS grade  
5 MS64+ PCGS grade