1879-CC $10 (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Head $10 1838-1907

PCGS AU58+

PCGS AU58+

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PCGS AU58

PCGS AU58

PCGS AU58

PCGS AU58

PCGS #:
8684
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
26.80 millimeters
Weight:
16.70 grams
Mintage:
1,762
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 56 R-8.4 8 / 117 TIE 17 / 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 56
60 or Better
65 or Better
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-8.4
60 or Better R-10.1
65 or Better R-10.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 8 / 117 TIE
60 or Better 1 / 117
65 or Better 1 / 117
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 17 / 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

Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection - “Northern California” Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

1 AU58 estimated grade

Stack’s/Bowers 8/2012:11744, not sold

3 AU55 PCGS grade  
	AU55 PCGS grade

Orange County Collection - Doug Winter - Pinnacle Rarities - Old West Collection - American Numismatic Rarities 8/2006:1350, $32,200 - David Hall Collection - Bob R. Simpson Collection

3 AU55 PCGS grade

D.L. Hansen Collection

3 AU55 PCGS grade
6 AU53 PCGS grade PCGS #8684 (MS)     53
6 AU53 PCGS grade
6 AU53 PCGS grade
6 AU53 PCGS grade
6 AU53 PCGS grade
#1 AU58 PCGS grade

Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection - “Northern California” Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

#1 AU58 estimated grade

Stack’s/Bowers 8/2012:11744, not sold

 
	AU55 PCGS grade 
#3 AU55 PCGS grade

Orange County Collection - Doug Winter - Pinnacle Rarities - Old West Collection - American Numismatic Rarities 8/2006:1350, $32,200 - David Hall Collection - Bob R. Simpson Collection

#3 AU55 PCGS grade

D.L. Hansen Collection

#3 AU55 PCGS grade
PCGS #8684 (MS)     53 #6 AU53 PCGS grade
#6 AU53 PCGS grade
#6 AU53 PCGS grade
#6 AU53 PCGS grade
#6 AU53 PCGS grade
Doug Winter: For many years, the 1879-CC was regarded as one of the key issues in the Carson City eagle series. It has lost some respect in the past decade as the true rarity of the 1870-CC and the 1873-CC have been better appreciated. That said, the 1879-CC is a rare coin in all grades and I believe that a case can be made for calling it the rarest issue in the series from the standpoint of total known. There were only 1,762 produced of which around four dozen are known today. Unlike the early dates of this denomination, the 1879-CC did not circulate as freely and survivors tend to be in the EF40 to AU50 range. Medium to high end AU's are very rare and in Uncirculated this date is unique with an NGC MS62 (discovered a few years ago in Alaska, of all places...) taking the honors. Nearly every 1879-CC eagle is heavily abraded and only a small number have original color and surfaces. The hair above Liberty's ear is usually very soft but the rest of the details tend to be sharp. In my opinion, this is a date that is waiting to be "rediscovered" and it deserves to be regarded as one of the great gold rarities from the CC mint.