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1834 10C Small 4 (Regular Strike)

Series: Capped Bust Dimes 1809-1837

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

Date Comparison

Date Comparison

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64

PCGS #:
4525
Designer:
John Reich
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
18.50 millimeters
Weight:
2.67 grams
Mintage:
635,000
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
89.2% Silver, 10.8% Copper
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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 1,200 R-4.9 11 / 18 TIE 27 / 35 TIE
60 or Better 175 R-7.2 10 / 18 26 / 35
65 or Better 12 R-9.5 6 / 18 TIE 19 / 35 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 1,200
60 or Better 175
65 or Better 12
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.9
60 or Better R-7.2
65 or Better R-9.5
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 11 / 18 TIE
60 or Better 10 / 18
65 or Better 6 / 18 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 27 / 35 TIE
60 or Better 26 / 35
65 or Better 19 / 35 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
4 MS65 PCGS grade
4 MS65 PCGS grade
4 MS65 PCGS grade
4 MS65 PCGS grade
4 MS65 PCGS grade
4 MS65 PCGS grade
4 MS64 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 PCGS grade
#4 MS65 PCGS grade
#4 MS65 PCGS grade
#4 MS65 PCGS grade
#4 MS65 PCGS grade
#4 MS65 PCGS grade
#4 MS65 PCGS grade
#4 MS64 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

Most 1834 Dimes have a Large 4 in the date, but one die combination has a Small 4. The difference between the two is fairly obvious, especially when the openings in the 4 are compared. However, it helps to have images of the two varieties (or the actual coins) in order to make a positive identification.

The Small 4 variety is approximately 1.5 times as rare as the Large 4. The PCGS CoinFacts Condition Census for the 1834 Small 4 Dime consists entirely of Mint State examples, starting at MS64 and going all the way up to MS67. This variety also comes in Proof format.

Gordon Wrubel: Quickfinder Notes: There was only one die that used the Small 4: Valentine 7. On this variety, the 4 is the SAME SIZE as the adjacent 3. Whereas the Large 4 is MUCH LARGER than the adjacent 3. The Small 4 has more Mint State examples graded (77-50) as of this writing, Sept, 2012). But the Small 4 is rarer in the highest grades, 67=1, 66=2. The Large 4 shows 67=3 and 66=3.