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1837 10C Capped Bust (Regular Strike)

Series: Capped Bust Dimes 1809-1837

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

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PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65

PCGS #:
4529
Designer:
John Reich
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
18.50 millimeters
Weight:
2.67 grams
Mintage:
359,500
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 800 R-5.4 8 / 18 23 / 35 TIE
60 or Better 100 R-8.0 8 / 18 21 / 35
65 or Better 10 R-9.5 6 / 18 TIE 19 / 35 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 800
60 or Better 100
65 or Better 10
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-5.4
60 or Better R-8.0
65 or Better R-9.5
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 8 / 18
60 or Better 8 / 18
65 or Better 6 / 18 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 23 / 35 TIE
60 or Better 21 / 35
65 or Better 19 / 35 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade

"Colonel" E.H.R. Green Collection - Partnership of Eric P. Newman & Burdette G. Johnson (St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.) - Eric P. Newman, who paid $2 - Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society - Heritage 11/2013:33319, $30,550 - Bob R. Simpson Collection

1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade
5 MS65 PCGS grade

Larry Hanks, sold privately in 3/2010 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 2/2016:3046, $11,750

5 MS65 PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2008:951, $6,325  - Legend Numismatics, sold privately in 1/2008 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 10/2014:98236, $21,150

5 MS65 PCGS grade
5 MS65 PCGS grade
5 MS65 PCGS grade
5 MS65 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade

"Colonel" E.H.R. Green Collection - Partnership of Eric P. Newman & Burdette G. Johnson (St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.) - Eric P. Newman, who paid $2 - Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society - Heritage 11/2013:33319, $30,550 - Bob R. Simpson Collection

#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#5 MS65 PCGS grade

Larry Hanks, sold privately in 3/2010 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 2/2016:3046, $11,750

#5 MS65 PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2008:951, $6,325  - Legend Numismatics, sold privately in 1/2008 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 10/2014:98236, $21,150

#5 MS65 PCGS grade
#5 MS65 PCGS grade
#5 MS65 PCGS grade
#5 MS65 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

1837 was a transitional year in which the new Seated Liberty design replaced the old Capped Bust design. Normally, such design changes prompted collectors to put away extra examples of the last year of issue, but there were very few collectors in America in 1837, thus there is not an inflated supply of 1837 Capped Bust Dimes. However, the smaller mintage of the 1837 Capped Bust Dime (the lowest of the Small Diameter Dimes) and the fact that it commands hardly any price premium at all, makes this a popular date with collectors and a good value for the type collector.

Mint State examples of the 1837 Capped Bust Dime are scarce, but not rare. MS62 to MS64 examples are the most available. Gem examples are rare, and none are known above MS66.

There are four individual die varieties for this year, three of which have Block 8's in the date, and a fourth which has a Fancy 8 in the date. The Fancy 8 variety is very common and the Block 8's range from common to very scarce.