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1891-CC $10 (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Head $10 1838-1907

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS63

PCGS MS63

PCGS #:
8720
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
26.80 millimeters
Weight:
16.70 grams
Mintage:
103,732
Metal:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
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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
Survival Estimate
All Grades 3,333
60 or Better 1,266
65 or Better
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.3
60 or Better R-4.8
65 or Better R-10.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 97 / 117 TIE
60 or Better 71 / 117 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 117
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 163 / 183 TIE
60 or Better 124 / 183 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 183

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS64 PCGS grade  
	MS64 PCGS grade

David Hall Collection - Bob R. Simpson Collection

1 MS64 PCGS grade

Heritage 6/2015:4301, $14,688 - Heritage 4/2017:4295, $17,625

1 MS64 PCGS grade
1 MS64 PCGS grade
1 MS64 estimated grade

Dr. Mani & Kay Ehteshami Collection - Heritage 9/2010:5471, $74,750 - Rusty Goe, sold privately in 9/2010 - “Battle Born” Collection - Stack's/Bowers 8/2012:11036, $58,750

1 MS64 estimated grade

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

7 MS63+ PCGS grade
7 MS63+ PCGS grade
7 MS63+ PCGS grade
7 MS63+ PCGS grade
 
	MS64 PCGS grade 
#1 MS64 PCGS grade

David Hall Collection - Bob R. Simpson Collection

#1 MS64 PCGS grade

Heritage 6/2015:4301, $14,688 - Heritage 4/2017:4295, $17,625

#1 MS64 PCGS grade
#1 MS64 PCGS grade
#1 MS64 estimated grade

Dr. Mani & Kay Ehteshami Collection - Heritage 9/2010:5471, $74,750 - Rusty Goe, sold privately in 9/2010 - “Battle Born” Collection - Stack's/Bowers 8/2012:11036, $58,750

#1 MS64 estimated grade

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

#7 MS63+ PCGS grade
#7 MS63+ PCGS grade
#7 MS63+ PCGS grade
#7 MS63+ PCGS grade
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.