1843 $10 AU55

CERTIFICATION#: 11668658
PCGS#: 8588

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): This date is rare in all grades, more so than the 1842-O or 1843-O and comparable overall to the 1840,1841 and both varieties of 1842. High grade specimens are extremely rare and the overwhelming majority of known examples are only VF. At the AU level, this date is extremely rare and I have seen only one strictly uncirculated example; an unc has never appeared for sale at auction, at least not in the 369 catalogues included in my survey. (PCGS editor's note: David Akers' $10 book was published in 1980. Since that time...as of March, 2011...only one PCGS uncirculated 1843 has appeared at auction. A MS61 example was sold in 2003.)

Diameter: 26.80 millimeters Designer: Christian Gobrecht Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 75,462 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 175 R-7.2 36 / 64 68 / 183 TIE
60 or Better 3 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   Superior 4/2003, Lot 414, $15,525
2 AU58 PCGS grade  
2 AU58 estimated grade  
2 AU58 estimated grade  
2 AU58 estimated grade