1840 10C Drapery AU55

PCGS#: 4578

Owner's Comments

Mintage: 377,500
Obverse Dies: 1 Known

A modified Hughes effigy of Liberty occurred in late 1840 and is presently known as the With Drapery and Stars design group. This new portrait presents Liberty with an upright shield and broader body covered by flowing drapery. Additional fabric was added beneath Liberty's exposed right arm. The addition of the bulla to weigh down the drapery presents an important sighting point for variety attribution. Reverse modifications, though subtle, include larger denomination letters and open buds in the wreath.

Plate Coin: Fortin-101, Single Die Pair, Nice Luster Over Essentially Untoned Surfaces, A Duplicate to an NGC62 1840 WD Dime, Rare This Nice and in Grades of AU or Better

Expert Comments

Diameter: 17.90 millimeters Designer: Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 377,500 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 200 R-7.0 1 / 34 TIE 5 / 122 TIE
60 or Better 10 R-9.5 6 / 34 TIE 13 / 122 TIE
65 or Better 1 R-10.0 1 / 34 TIE 1 / 122 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade  
1 MS65 estimated grade  
3 MS64 PCGS grade
4 MS63 PCGS grade
4 MS63 PCGS grade