1873-CC $10 (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Head $10 1838-1907

PCGS AU58

PCGS AU58

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PCGS AU50

PCGS AU50

PCGS AU50

PCGS AU50

PCGS #:
8667
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
26.80 millimeters
Weight:
16.70 grams
Mintage:
4,543
Mint:
Carson City
Metal:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
Current Auctions - NGC Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - PCGS Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 78 R-8.2 18 / 117 TIE 35 / 183 TIE
60 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 117 1 / 183
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 117 1 / 183
Survival Estimate
All Grades 78
60 or Better
65 or Better
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-8.2
60 or Better R-10.1
65 or Better R-10.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 18 / 117 TIE
60 or Better 1 / 117
65 or Better 1 / 117
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 35 / 183 TIE
60 or Better 1 / 183
65 or Better 1 / 183

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 AU58 PCGS grade

Northern California Collection

2 AU55 PCGS grade
3 AU53 PCGS grade

Donald E. Bently Collection - Heritage 3/2014:30379, $58,750

3 AU53 PCGS grade

Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 10/1999:1538, $32,200

3 AU53 PCGS grade

Abner Kreisberg, 3/1968 - Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 5/2000:681, $33,350

3 AU53 PCGS grade
3 AU53 PCGS grade
3 AU53 estimated grade

Heritage 8/2009:1301 - Rusty Goe, 8/2009 - Battle Born Collection - Stack’s/Bowers 8/2012:11023, $92,000

9 AU50 PCGS grade  
	AU50 PCGS grade

Plate coin in the first edition of Doug Winter's book on Carson City gold coinage.  Warren Miller Collection - Heritage 10/95:6366, $13,750 - Doug Winter - Nevada Collection - Doug Winter - Orange County Collection - Doug Winter - Pinnacle Rarities - Old West Collection - American Numismatic Rarities 8/2006:1344, $32,200 - David Hall Collection (PCGS Set Registry) - Bob R. Simpson Collection

9 AU50 PCGS grade
#1 AU58 PCGS grade

Northern California Collection

#2 AU55 PCGS grade
#3 AU53 PCGS grade

Donald E. Bently Collection - Heritage 3/2014:30379, $58,750

#3 AU53 PCGS grade

Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 10/1999:1538, $32,200

#3 AU53 PCGS grade

Abner Kreisberg, 3/1968 - Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 5/2000:681, $33,350

#3 AU53 PCGS grade
#3 AU53 PCGS grade
#3 AU53 estimated grade

Heritage 8/2009:1301 - Rusty Goe, 8/2009 - Battle Born Collection - Stack’s/Bowers 8/2012:11023, $92,000

 
	AU50 PCGS grade 
#9 AU50 PCGS grade

Plate coin in the first edition of Doug Winter's book on Carson City gold coinage.  Warren Miller Collection - Heritage 10/95:6366, $13,750 - Doug Winter - Nevada Collection - Doug Winter - Orange County Collection - Doug Winter - Pinnacle Rarities - Old West Collection - American Numismatic Rarities 8/2006:1344, $32,200 - David Hall Collection (PCGS Set Registry) - Bob R. Simpson Collection

#9 AU50 PCGS grade
Doug Winter: With very few exceptions, all 1873-CC issues (in silver and gold) are quite rare and the 1873-CC eagle is no exception. I rank the 1873-CC as the third rarest Carson City eagle in overall rarity and it may actually be the single rarest in high grades. I doubt if more than a half dozen properly graded AU pieces exist and there are currently no 1873-CC eagles known that are even close to being Uncirculated. The single finest I am aware of is in an East Coast collection (it was acquired from me via private treaty in 2008) and it grades AU55 at PCGS. As with the 1870-CC, this date is rare because of two factors. A limited number were struck (just 4,543 in this case) and many saw active use in circulation (and were later melted). Survivors are apt to be heavily worn and even accurately graded EF's are quite scarce. This tends to be a decently produced issue in terms of strike but nearly all known examples have little or no luster, abraded surfaces and poor overall eye appeal.
David Akers (1975/88):

In overall rarity, the 1873-CC is comparable to the 1872-CC, 1875-CC and 1876-CC, and somewhat more rare than the 1871-CC, 1874-CC and 1877-CC. The typical 1873-CC is softly struck on the hair curls around Liberty's face. The 1873-CC is unknown in uncirculated condition.