1852 10C MS64

PCGS#: 4597

Owner's Comments

Mintage: 1,535,500
Obverse Dies: 12 Known

1852 dimes are easier to locate than the tougher 1851 date. Twelve obverse and fourteen reverse dies have been cataloged at Fortin''''s variety web-book at www.seateddimevarieties.com.

Plate Coin: Fortin 116, Repunched 52 Obverse Paired With Unlisted Reverse Die, Still Under Study, Incredible Toning and Strike For MS64 Graded Seated Dime

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: The 1852 Dime is a relatively common date from the era prior to the 1853 weight change.  It is also one of the easiest to find in Mint State.  The most frequently-seen Uncirculated grade is MS63 and the dropoff on either side of that grade is almost completely symmetrical.  On the high end, the very best examples are a trio of PCGS MS67s, two of which is illustrated above.

The strike qualities of this date are generally strong, though sometimes several of the stars and denticles may be weak. 

Diameter: 17.90 millimeters Designer: Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 1,535,500 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 1,000 R-5.0 27 / 34 TIE 76 / 122 TIE
60 or Better 175 R-7.2 30 / 34 TIE 84 / 122 TIE
65 or Better 25 R-9.0 25 / 34 TIE 78 / 122 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade

Stack’s 3/2006:4244 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30253, $6,462.50

1 MS67 PCGS grade
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
4 MS66+ PCGS grade
5 MS66 PCGS grade