1841 10C MS65

CERTIFICATION#: 50023838
PCGS#: 4579

Owner's Comments

Mintage: 1,622,500
Obverse Dies: 8 Known

A total of eight different obverse dies have been identified for 1841 Philadelphia coinage.

The plate coin is an Obverse 3, repunched 184 example which is paired with a second reverse die that is rotated 18 degrees right. Reverse D is perfect during this early die state. I have found rust free reverse die examples to be difficult to locate. Most later die state examples exhibit progressive levels of damage as Reverse D is rusting. The ME in DIME and the UN in UNITED are the prime areas of inspection for determining the level of damage to Reverse D.

Plate Coin: Fortin 104, Repunched 184, Wonderful Rose, Green, Blue and Golden Toning

Expert Comments

Diameter: 17.90 millimeters Designer: Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 1,622,500 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 500 R-6.0 20 / 34 TIE 57 / 122 TIE
60 or Better 100 R-8.0 24 / 34 TIE 70 / 122 TIE
65 or Better 8 R-9.6 20 / 34 TIE 45 / 122 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 estimated grade  
2 MS66 PCGS grade  
2 MS66 estimated grade  
4 MS65 PCGS grade  
4 MS65 PCGS grade