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Coins Certified as of 12/7

My Coin #60159887

1849 10C MS64

CERTIFICATION#: 60159887
PCGS#: 4591

Owner's Comments

Mintage: 839,000
Obverse Dies: 5 Known

Four obverse and reverse dies have been identified for 1849 business strike coinage while a separate obverse die is known for proof coinage.

In Mint State, this date is very scarce and will prove to be difficult to locate.

Plate Coin: Fortin 105, Ahwash 4, A Well Struck White Coin With Lustrous Surfaces

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: For a Dime in the 1840's, the 1849 has a relatively high mintage, thus it is priced only slightly above a normal type coin in most grades.  Mint State examples are semi-scarce, but they tend to be on the low end of the grade scale (MS62 is the most frequently-seen grade).  Gems are actually quite rare.  The PCGS CoinFacts Condition Census starts at MS64 and only the top six coions are MS65 or better.  The very best 1849 Dime is the colorful PCGS MS67 (illustrated above) that sold in a 2015 Heritage sale for a record $39,550.

Diameter: 17.90 millimeters Designer: Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 839,000 Weight: 2.67 grams Metal Content: 90% Silver, 10% Copper

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 400 R-6.2 12 / 34 TIE 40 / 122 TIE
60 or Better 40 R-8.7 18 / 34 TIE 40 / 122 TIE
65 or Better 2 R-9.9 11 / 34 TIE 18 / 122 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade

Heritage 9/2015:3814, $39,550

2 MS66 PCGS grade

Simpson Collection - Heritage 9/2010:3634, $18,400 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30251, $14,100

3 MS65 PCGS grade  
3 MS65 estimated grade  
3 MS65 estimated grade