1834 10C Large 4 AU55

CERTIFICATION#: -38730
PCGS#: 4526

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Sold by B. Max Mehl Jun '41 price realized $2

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: 1834 Dimes are found with either a Small 4 or a Large 4 in the date (the image above shows the clear difference between the two).  According to the PCGS Population Report, the two types appear to be of equal rarity, though there are fewer Mint State examples of the Large 4.  Of the Mint State 1834 Large Date Dimes, the most common grade is MS-64 and the highest grade is MS-67 (where three appear at that level as of May 2011).

Gordon Wrubel: Quickfinder Notes: On the Large 4 variety the 4 is MUCH LARGER than the adjacent 3. The Small 4 is the SAME SIZE as the adjacent 3. The Large 4 is less common in Mint State, 50 versus 77, as of Sept, 2012. But in the highest grades the Large 4 shows three examples in MS 67, and three in MS 66. The Small 4 shows only 1 example in MS 67 and two in MS 66.

Diameter: 18.50 millimeters Designer: John Reich Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 635,000 Weight: 2.67 grams Metal Content: 89.2% Silver, 10.8% Copper
1
30
1
2
22
4
39
4
45+
350
50+
550
53+
675
55+
825
58+
1,025
60
1,100
62+
1,975
63+
2,700
64+
4,500
66+
21,000

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 750 R-5.5 7 / 18 22 / 35
60 or Better 75 R-8.2 7 / 18 19 / 35 TIE
65 or Better 12 R-9.5 6 / 18 TIE 19 / 35 TIE

Condition Census

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