1840 10C No Drapery MS65

CERTIFICATION#: 12958900
PCGS#: 4573

Owner's Comments

Mintage: 981,500
Obverse Dies: 8 Known

Eight different obverse dies are known for 1840 No Drapery coinage, including the Chin Whisker variety. Specialist know that Obverse 7 is atypical from other 1840 No Drapery dies due to weaker device and date details. Was Obverse 7 lapped more aggressively than other working dies before employed for coinage production? Reverse G also shows considerable weakness within the devices and could support the explanation of lapping prior to usage.

Plate Coin: Fortin 107, Obverse 7, Previously NGC MS66, Superior Luster with Peripheral Ranges of Rose/Blue Toning, the Reverse Being More Accentuated

Expert Comments

Diameter: 17.90 millimeters Designer: Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 981,500 Weight: 2.67 grams Metal Content: 90% Silver, 10% Copper
1
25
2
14
1
3
17
4
24
10
28
1
12
35
1
15
38
1
20
50
45+
190
50+
255
53+
285
55+
325
58+
375
60
400
62+
650
63+
1,000
64+
2,250
66+
9,500

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 700 R-5.6 5 / 7 68 / 122 TIE
60 or Better 90 R-8.1 4 / 7 69 / 122
65 or Better 14 R-9.4 5 / 7 66 / 122

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
1 MS67 estimated grade  
4 MS66 PCGS grade
5 MS66 PCGS grade