1844 10C AU58

CERTIFICATION#: 06718091
PCGS#: 4585

Owner's Comments

Mintage: 72,500
Obverse Dies: 2 Known

A historically scarce date but rare during the past 15 years is a result of excessive hoarding. The recent dispersion of the CA hoard has increased availability in grades up through EF45. 1844 dimes are scarce in grades of AU or better with few Mint State examples known. This date, nicknamed the "Little Orphan Annie" dime, has been a favorite target of hoarders throughout its existence.

A single die pair was employed for business strikes while a second die pair was used for proof coinage. On the business strike obverse, die lines are seen on both the lower left and right sides of the reverse. The most significant are located between the rim and UNITED on the left side of the reverse die with additional die lines between rim and the letters ERIC in AMERICA.

Plate Coin: Fortin 102, Even light gray toning over original and problem free surfaces; residual luster is evident throughout. Though graded AU58, this dime is in the condition census for the date.

Expert Comments

Diameter: 17.90 millimeters Designer: Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 72,500 Weight: 2.67 grams Metal Content: 90% Silver, 10% Copper
1
60
1
45+
1,325
50+
2,150
53+
2,700
55+
3,100
58+
3,700
60
4,500
62+
9,600
63+
15,500
64
22,000
64+
24,500
65+
49,500
66
55,000
1

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 1,000 R-5.0 27 / 34 TIE 76 / 122 TIE
60 or Better 16 R-9.3 10 / 34 TIE 18 / 122 TIE
65 or Better 6 R-9.7 16 / 34 TIE 36 / 122 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS65 PCGS grade Stack’s/Bowers 8/2012:11310, $32,200
1 MS65 PCGS grade
1 MS65 PCGS grade  
1 MS65 PCGS grade