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Coins Certified as of 12/9

My Coin #-31982

1851 10C AU50

CERTIFICATION#: -31982
PCGS#: 4595

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Ex. New Netherlands Sale (1946) Sold by David Akers Numismatics Oct '97 Price realized $302.5

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: The mintage of the 1851 Dime is slightly more than half that of the 1850.  This makes the 1851 Dime slightly more rare, but it does not command much of a premium over the normal type coins until well into the Mint State grades.  Most Mint State examples are either MS63 or MS64, with but a few examples above and below.  Gems are truly scarce and any 1851 Dime in MS66 or MS67 is an extreme rarity.  The finest example is the Eliasberg PCGS MS67 sold in 2013 for $20,563.  The 1851 Dime normally shows weakness on some of the stars and denticles and in the area of the first A in AMERICA on the reverse; it is doubtful if a fully struck example exists.

Diameter: 17.90 millimeters Designer: Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 1,026,500 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 300 R-6.4 7 / 34 TIE 24 / 122 TIE
60 or Better 50 R-8.5 20 / 34 TIE 46 / 122 TIE
65 or Better 7 R-9.6 20 / 34 TIE 45 / 122 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade  

Eliasberg Collection - Heritage 6/2013:4425, $20,563

2 MS66+ PCGS grade  
3 MS66 estimated grade  
4 MS65+ PCGS grade Heritage 1/2013:3950, $3,965.63
5 MS65 PCGS grade