1876-CC 10C, BM (Special Strike)

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PCGS SP66+BM

PCGS SP66+BM

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PCGS SP66BM

PCGS SP66BM

PCGS #:
4789
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
17.90 millimeters
Weight:
2.50 grams
Mintage:
2
Mint:
Carson City
Metal:
90% Silver, 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 1 R-10.0 1 / 1 N/A
60 or Better 1 R-10.0 1 / 1 N/A
65 or Better 1 R-10.0 1 / 1 N/A
Survival Estimate
All Grades 1
60 or Better 1
65 or Better 1
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-10.0
60 or Better R-10.0
65 or Better R-10.0
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 1 / 1
60 or Better 1 / 1
65 or Better 1 / 1
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades N/A
60 or Better N/A
65 or Better N/A

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 SP66+BM PCGS grade

Kagin's 11/1971:1207 - Stack’s 9/1983:677 - Superior 8/1992:99, not sold - Superior 7/1993:230 - Jay Parrino 1999 Fixed Price List - Superior 3/2000:286 - Irene Collection - Superior 1/2008:110, $178,250 - Bowers & Merena 8/2009:??? - Bob R. Simpson Collection - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 7/2014:97, $47,000 - Heritage 1/2015:4075, not sold

2 SP66BM PCGS grade

RARCOA “Auction '90” 8/1990:612, $8,500 - Heritage 8/1992:5190 - Heritage 1/1996:5311, not sold - Stack’s 11/2007:441, $46,000 - Stack's/Bowers 8/2012:11324, $47,000 - Kagin's 3/2017:1151, $158,625

3 SP64 estimated grade

Heritage 10/2014:4702, $38,188 - Bob R. Simpson Collection - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 9/2015:95, $41,125 - Heritage 8/2017:3930, $47,000

#1 SP66+BM PCGS grade

Kagin's 11/1971:1207 - Stack’s 9/1983:677 - Superior 8/1992:99, not sold - Superior 7/1993:230 - Jay Parrino 1999 Fixed Price List - Superior 3/2000:286 - Irene Collection - Superior 1/2008:110, $178,250 - Bowers & Merena 8/2009:??? - Bob R. Simpson Collection - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 7/2014:97, $47,000 - Heritage 1/2015:4075, not sold

#2 SP66BM PCGS grade

RARCOA “Auction '90” 8/1990:612, $8,500 - Heritage 8/1992:5190 - Heritage 1/1996:5311, not sold - Stack’s 11/2007:441, $46,000 - Stack's/Bowers 8/2012:11324, $47,000 - Kagin's 3/2017:1151, $158,625

#3 SP64 estimated grade

Heritage 10/2014:4702, $38,188 - Bob R. Simpson Collection - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 9/2015:95, $41,125 - Heritage 8/2017:3930, $47,000

Ron Guth:

The 1876-CC Proof Dime is a very rare and interesting coin that first appeared in a 1983 Stack's sale. There, Stack's called it a "Choice Brilliant Proof" and noted: "It is not listed in any of the standard reference books such as 'Breen's Encyclopedia' or the 'Standard Catalogue' of years ago." This indicates that experts knew of no Proof 1876-CC Dimes prior to 1983. Inexplicably, Breen did not mention the coin in his 1988 "Encyclopedia." This particular coin resurfaced in a January 2008 Superior auction, where it was given a full page treatment as one of the highlights of the sale. The Superior description referenced an example "believed" to be in the National Numismatic Collection at the Smithsonian Institution, plus four examples certified as specimens by another grading service. Certainly, this is one of the rarest proof coins of the late 1800's.

PCGS has recognized only two Branch Mint Proof examples of this date (both of which are listed in the Condition Census above). Any potential candidates should be sent in for certification to determine their true status.

Researchers have been unable to determine the reason why this special coin was struck.