1878-CC 10C MS65 Certification #27454168, PCGS #4686

Owner's Comments

Allen Rowe Northern Nevada Coin

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

In 1878, the Carson City Mint struck the last Dimes it would ever produce.  As a "going-away" present, the Mint dropped the mintage of the Dimes to a mere fraction of those of the preceding years, this making the 1878-CC the sixth smallest mintage out of nine dates (counting each of the two types of 1873).  Thus, the 1878-CC Dimes enjoys strong demand from collectors of products from this popular Mint.

In Mint State, the 1878-CC Dime is scarce and expensive but not inaccessible.  Grades above MS64 are truly rare, and the finest example is a remarkable PCGS MS68 (most likely the Eliasberg coin). 

Diameter
17.90 millimeters
Designer
James Barton Longacre
Edge
Reeded
Mintage
200000
Weight
2.50 grams
Metal Content
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Region
The United States of America
Pop Higher
7
Pop Lower
219
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 700 R-5.6 34 / 67 TIE 68 / 122 TIE
All Grades 100 R-8.0 35 / 67 70 / 122 TIE
60 or Better 20 R-9.1 37 / 67 TIE 74 / 122 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade
2 MS67 estimated grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 5/2012:3499, $12,650 - Stack's/Bowers 8/2013:4070, $13,512.50

3 MS66 PCGS grade

William Porter Collection - Stack's/Bowers 6/2013:1188, $9,400