1891-CC $10 MS64

CERTIFICATION#: 50176076
PCGS#: 8720

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

Ron Gillio: Here's a 1891-CC $10 story. My first trip to Europe to buy coins was in about 1970. I went to Zurich with fellow dealers Mark Teller and Larry Hanks. We went to the bullion department of Credit Suisse and we told them we wanted to buy U.S. gold coins. They brought out two bags of 500 coins each. All the coins were brilliant uncirculated 1901-S $10 Liberties. We told them we were looking for different dates and were willing to pay for better dates. They then brought out two bags of mixed date coins. We didn't have a lot of time, so we just picked out the Carson City mint coins. We bought about 75 to 100 uncirculated 1891-CC $10 Liberties. Those truly were the "good old days" and unfortunately all of the coins are now long gone.David Hall: The 1891-CC is the most "common" (not quite the right word) Carson City mint $10 Liberty in uncirculated condition. Ron Gillio remembers buying several hundred pieces from Swiss banks in the early 1970's when gold bulion ownership was illegal in the U.S. and Swiss banks were the gold coin trading centers of the world. I belioee as many as 1500 to 2000 uncirculated coins exist. However, most are lower quality. PCGS has only graded a handful of examples MS64 and not even one example MS65. I have never personally seen a Gem MS65 or better specimen.

Diameter: 26.80 millimeters Designer: Christian Gobrecht Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 103,732 Weight: 16.70 grams Metal Content: 90% Gold, 10% Copper
10
805
1
15
830
1
45+
930
50+
1,325
55+
1,550
58+
1,850
3
62+
3,750
3
63+
10,000
1

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 3,333 R-4.3 97 / 117 TIE 163 / 183 TIE
60 or Better 1,266 R-4.8 71 / 117 TIE 124 / 183 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 117 1 / 183

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS64 PCGS grade Ellen D Collection (PCGS Set Registry) - Simpson Collection
1 MS64 PCGS grade  
1 MS64 PCGS grade  
4 MS64 estimated grade  

John Jay Pittman - David Akers 5/1988:1970 - Old West Collection - American Numismatic Rarities 8/2006:1357, $7,187.50

4 MS64 estimated grade  

Heritage 9/2010:5471 - Rusty Goe, 9/2010 - Battle Born Collection - Stack’s/Bowers 8/2012:11036, $57,500