1840 $10 AU58

CERTIFICATION#: 08635050
PCGS#: 8581

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): When available, the 1840 is invariably only Very Fine or Extremely Fine at best. Strictly graded AU examples are very rare and I have not personally seen an uncirculated specimen. As a date, this issue is not as rare as the 1839 Type of '40 but it is even less often available in high grade (AU or better).

Diameter: 26.80 millimeters Designer: Christian Gobrecht Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 47,338 Weight: 16.70 grams Metal Content: 90% Gold, 10% Copper

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 187 R-7.1 37 / 64 TIE 70 / 183 TIE
60 or Better 4 R-9.8 13 / 64 TIE 30 / 183 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 64 1 / 183

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS61 PCGS grade   Harry Bass - Bowers & Merena 11/2000:586, $7,705
1 MS61 PCGS grade   American Numismatic Rarities 8/2006:1542, $19,550
1 MS61 PCGS grade  
4 AU58 PCGS grade Ellen D Collection (PCGS Set Registry) - Simpson Collection
4 AU58 PCGS grade