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Coins Certified as of 8/23

My Coin #-38750

1843-O 10C VG10

CERTIFICATION#: -38750
PCGS#: 4584

Owner's Comments

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

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: After producing over two million Dimes in 1842, the employees at the New Orleans Mint took a bit of a breather and struck only 150,000 Dimes in 1843.  This was a foreshadowing of things to come, as production of Dimes at New orleans either stayed low or didn't occur at all in many of the years during the 1840's.

With such a small mintage, the 1843-O Dime is a very popular coin.  Circulated examples are not common, but they are relatively inexpensive in grades below Extemely Fine.  In Mint State, the 1843-O Dime is very rare.  We know of only four examples, and but two of these have been graded by PCGS.  The best 1843-O Dime appears to be the Eliasberg example, which we list in the PCGS CoinFacts Condition Census as MS66 (estimated grade).

Diameter: 17.90 millimeters Designer: Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 150,000 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 200 R-7.0 1 / 34 TIE 5 / 122 TIE
60 or Better 4 R-9.8 2 / 34 TIE 3 / 122 TIE
65 or Better 1 R-10.0 1 / 34 TIE 1 / 122 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade  
2 MS62 PCGS grade  

Lemus Collection - Stack’s 10/2005:579 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30249, $141,000

3 AU53 PCGS grade  

Heritage 6/2010:525, $14,950

3 AU53 PCGS grade  
3 AU53 estimated grade