1840-O 10C No Drapery MS62

PCGS#: 4574

Owner's Comments

Mintage: 1,175,500
Obverse Dies: 7 Known

Obverse 4 is one of 7 different 1840 New Orleans obverse dies. This obverse comes fairly well struck but is already showing signs of die erosion around the stars. Use the repunching on Stars 9 through 11 to identify this obverse die. The reverse is also well struck with a nicely centered Small O mintmark. To date, 5 Small O reverse dies have been identified. This reverse die has begun to show die erosion. Die cracks from the rim to ERIC in AMERICA are evident.

Plate Coin: Fortin-103, Ex. Lovejoy, Small O of 1839, Even Light Gold Toning, Very Rare Mintmark Variety

Expert Comments

Diameter: 17.90 millimeters Designer: Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 1,175,000 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 300 R-6.4 2 / 7 24 / 122 TIE
60 or Better 200 R-7.0 5 / 7 TIE 88 / 122 TIE
65 or Better 1 R-10.0 1 / 7 1 / 122 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade  
2 MS64 PCGS grade
2 MS64 PCGS grade  
2 MS64 estimated grade  
5 MS63 PCGS grade