1878-S $10 (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Head $10 1838-1907

PCGS MS60

PCGS MS60

View More Images

PCGS MS60

PCGS MS60

PCGS AU58

PCGS AU58

PCGS #:
8682
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
26.80 millimeters
Weight:
16.70 grams
Mintage:
26,100
Mint:
San Francisco
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 375 R-6.2 45 / 117 TIE 103 / 183 TIE
60 or Better 2 R-9.9 12 / 117 TIE 20 / 183 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 117 1 / 183
Survival Estimate
All Grades 375
60 or Better 2
65 or Better
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-6.2
60 or Better R-9.9
65 or Better R-10.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 45 / 117 TIE
60 or Better 12 / 117 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 117
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 103 / 183 TIE
60 or Better 20 / 183 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 183

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS64 PCGS grade

Heritage 7/2004:13996, $30,415

2 MS63 estimated grade
3 MS60 PCGS grade

Stack's/Bowers 8/2016:3470, not sold

4 AU58 PCGS grade AU58 PCGS grade

David Hall Collection - Bob R. Simpson Collection

4 AU58 PCGS grade
4 AU58 PCGS grade
4 AU58 PCGS grade
4 AU58 PCGS grade
4 AU58 PCGS grade
4 AU58 PCGS grade
#1 MS64 PCGS grade

Heritage 7/2004:13996, $30,415

#2 MS63 estimated grade
#3 MS60 PCGS grade

Stack's/Bowers 8/2016:3470, not sold

AU58 PCGS grade #4 AU58 PCGS grade

David Hall Collection - Bob R. Simpson Collection

#4 AU58 PCGS grade
#4 AU58 PCGS grade
#4 AU58 PCGS grade
#4 AU58 PCGS grade
#4 AU58 PCGS grade
#4 AU58 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The 1878-S $10 gold piece is a moderately scarce date in circulated grades and an extreme condition-rarity in Mint State. Were this any other series, the mintage of 26,100 would be monstrously low, but this is a denomination and a type that was produced in very low mintages in many years, hence the 1878-S is priced as a type coin in low grades. The PCGS CoinFacts Condition Census for this date includes a cluster of AU58's, one (maybe two) low-end Mint State examples, and a single PCGS MS64. This date comes well-struck, often with good luster, but invariably with a bit too much wear and too many scuff marks and abrasions.