Coins Certified as of 1/17

My Coin #13234266

1843 10C MS64

PCGS#: 4583

Owner's Comments

Mintage: 1,370,000
Obverse Dies: 4 Known

Obverse 3, one of four obverse dies identified to date, exhibits a die crack through base of date digits in later die states. I believe the 1843 obverse die used to strike proof coinage was reused to strike the F-104 die pairing

Plate Coin: F-104, A new gem that is fully brilliant with lively satin-white luster shimmering across both sides.

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: The 1843 Dime has a mintage of over a million pieces, which makes it a fairly common coin.  However, the number of certified examples is fairly low.  This is consistent with other dates from the 1840s, though there are lower mintage dates with higher-than-expected survival rates.  For instance, the 1843 has a much lower population of certified examples than the 1845-O (with less than a fourth of the mintage of the 1843).  However, the comparison breaks down in Mint State, where there are substantially more of the 1843's than the 1845-O's.  The best comparison can be made with the 1841 Dime, which has survived in almost identical amounts as the 1843 in both circulated and Mint State grades.

In Mint State, collectors are most likely to encounter an 1843 Dime in MS63 or MS64.  Gem examples are rare, and the best examples are three PCGS-certified MS66's.  

Diameter: 17.90 millimeters Designer: Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 1,370,000 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 400 R-6.2 12 / 34 TIE 40 / 122 TIE
60 or Better 60 R-8.4 22 / 34 54 / 122 TIE
65 or Better 4 R-9.8 13 / 34 TIE 28 / 122 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
Reported stolen by Doug Davis (817-723- 231) on 3/24/2015
Heritage 9/2002:6204 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30248 (as PCGS MS66 03518904), $8,225
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
4 MS65 PCGS grade
4 MS65 PCGS grade