1891-CC $10 MS61 Certification #08347413, PCGS #8720

Owner's Comments

Dave Crouthers Grand Gold Coins

Expert Comments

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.
PCGS #
8720
Designer
Christian Gobrecht
Edge
Reeded
Diameter
26.80 millimeters
Weight
16.70 grams
Mintage
103732
Metal
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Pop Higher
594
Pop Lower
1558
Region
The United States of America
Price Guide
PCGS Population
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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades
65 or Better 3333 R-4.3 97 / 117 TIE 163 / 183 TIE
All Grades 1266 R-4.8 71 / 117 TIE 124 / 183 TIE
60 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 117 1 / 183
65 or Better 3333
All Grades 1266
60 or Better 0
65 or Better R-4.3
All Grades R-4.8
60 or Better R-10.1
65 or Better 97 / 117 TIE
All Grades 71 / 117 TIE
60 or Better 1 / 117
65 or Better 163 / 183 TIE
All Grades 124 / 183 TIE
60 or Better 1 / 183

Condition Census Learn More

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

David Hall Collection - Bob R. Simpson Collection

1 MS64 PCGS grade 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

 
	MS64 PCGS grade 
#1 MS64 PCGS grade

David Hall Collection - Bob R. Simpson Collection

MS64 PCGS grade #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