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Coins Certified as of 8/30

My Coin #-38754

1846 10C VF20

CERTIFICATION#: -38754
PCGS#: 4588

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Sold by B. Max Mehl Jun '41 price realized $2.6

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: The 1846 Dime is one of the key rarities among Seated Liberty coins.  The mintage is just over 31,000 coins, which automatically places it in a special category, but the extreme rarity of Mint State examples makes this date even more desirable.  Eugene Gardner's coin, one of two PCGS MS63s, sold in a 2014 Heritage sale for $47,000.  In Gardner's commentary, he wrote that his coin was the only PCGS MS63 for many years, but that the population had increased with the addition of another PCGS MS63, plus an NGC MS61.  However, Gardner's example did not set the record price for this date.  That benchmark was set in 1999 when the other PCGS MS63 sold for $86,250.  What is interesting to note is that there are more Proof 1846 Dimes than Mint State examples!

Diameter: 17.90 millimeters Designer: Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 31,300 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 500 R-6.0 20 / 34 TIE 57 / 122 TIE
60 or Better 4 R-9.8 2 / 34 TIE 3 / 122 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 34 1 / 122

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS63 PCGS grade  

Findley Collection - Heritage 1/2009:3684, $86,250

1 MS63 PCGS grade  

Pennsylvania Cabinet - Bowers & Merena 1/1999:1085, $8,050 - Bill Nagle, sold privately in 3/2003 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30250, $47,000

1 MS63 estimated grade  

Waldo E. "Pat" Bolen, Jr. Collection - Stack's/RARCOA/Akers “Numisma ‘95” 11/1995:2077, $7,700

4 AU58 PCGS grade  
4 AU58 PCGS grade