1878-CC 10C MS63

PCGS#: 4686

Owner's Comments

Tony Mitchell Silver State Coin

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: In 1878, the Carson City Mint struck the last Dimes it would ever produce.  As a "going-away" present, the Mint dropped the mintage of the Dimes to a mere fraction of those of the preceding years, this making the 1878-CC the sixth smallest mintage out of nine dates (counting each of the two types of 1873).  Thus, the 1878-CC Dimes enjoys strong demand from collectors of products from this popular Mint.

In Mint State, the 1878-CC Dime is scarce and expensive but not inaccessible.  Grades above MS64 are truly rare, and the finest example is a remarkable PCGS MS68 (most likely the Eliasberg coin). 

Diameter: 17.90 millimeters Designer: James Barton Longacre Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 200,000 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 700 R-5.6 34 / 67 TIE 68 / 122 TIE
60 or Better 100 R-8.0 35 / 67 70 / 122 TIE
65 or Better 20 R-9.1 37 / 67 TIE 74 / 122 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade  
2 MS67 estimated grade  
3 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade

Stack's/Bowers 8/2013:4070, $13,512.50

3 MS66 PCGS grade  

William Porter Collection - Stack's/Bowers 6/2013:1188, $9,400