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Coins Certified as of 6/30

My Coin #21946839

1842 10C AU58

CERTIFICATION#: 21946839
PCGS#: 4581

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: The 1842 Dime is a fairly common coin which behaves (if coins could behave) like the 1841 and 1843.  These three dates have nearly identical total populations and there are similar quantities of Mint State examples of each date.  The typical Mint State 1842 Dime is MS63 or MS64.  Gems are very scarce and only a handful of MS66 examples sit atop the Condition Census.  The strike quality of this date is good, though the stars, denticles, and lower right wreath are sometimes weak.  

Researcher Gerry Fortin has identified eight different varieties of the 1842 Dimes, one of which was used to strike Proof coins.

Diameter: 17.90 millimeters Designer: Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 1,887,500 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 400 R-6.2 12 / 34 TIE 40 / 122 TIE
60 or Better 80 R-8.2 23 / 34 60 / 122 TIE
65 or Better 10 R-9.5 22 / 34 TIE 53 / 122 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade

Simpson Collection - Heritage 1/2015:3795, $4,700

1 MS66 PCGS grade

Tom Bender Collection

1 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 2/2000:5462, $2,760 - Heritage 6/2006:1038, $4,312.50 - Heritage 4/2014:4107, $4,112.50 - Heritage 1/2015:3794, $3,760

1 MS66 PCGS grade  

Heritage 10/2004:13790 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 5/2015:98223, $4,700

1 MS66 estimated grade