1877-S 10C MS65

CERTIFICATION#: 14273114
PCGS#: 4684

Owner's Comments

Mintage: 2,340,500
Obverse Dies: 10 Known Only With Type II Reverse

The 1877 San Francisco date is difficult to locate in nice EF-AU condition. Greer considers the 1877-S date as "One of the most challenging common dates to locate". It has been speculated that significant melting of this coinage took place to supply silver for minting of Morgan silver dollars in 1878.

All 1877 San Francisco examples will be found with a Type II reverse.

Plate Coin: Fortin 101, Repunched 18 Digits, A Top 100 Variety, Light Rose/Gold Toning Throughout, Well Struck Gem

Expert Comments

Diameter: 17.90 millimeters Designer: James Barton Longacre Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 2,340,000 Weight: 2.50 grams Metal Content: 90% Silver, 10% Copper

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 1,000 R-5.0 36 / 67 TIE 76 / 122 TIE
60 or Better 150 R-7.5 40 / 67 TIE 80 / 122 TIE
65 or Better 20 R-9.1 37 / 67 TIE 74 / 122 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
2 MS66 PCGS grade  
2 MS66 PCGS grade  
2 MS66 PCGS grade  
5 MS65 PCGS grade