1838 10C Partial Drapery (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Seated Dimes 1837-1891

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

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Partial "Drapery" vs Real Drapery Comparison

Partial "Drapery" vs Real Drapery Comparison

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64

PCGS #:
4570
Designer:
Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
17.90 millimeters
Weight:
2.67 grams
Mintage:
1,992,500
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% 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 200 R-7.0 1 / 7 5 / 122 TIE
60 or Better 30 R-8.9 1 / 7 35 / 122 TIE
65 or Better 6 R-9.7 2 / 7 TIE 36 / 122 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 200
60 or Better 30
65 or Better 6
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-7.0
60 or Better R-8.9
65 or Better R-9.7
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 1 / 7
60 or Better 1 / 7
65 or Better 2 / 7 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 5 / 122 TIE
60 or Better 35 / 122 TIE
65 or Better 36 / 122 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade

Knoxville Collection - Jay Parrino (The Mint), sold privately in 6/2003 - Oliver Jung Collection - American Numismatic Rarities 7/2004:38 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 10/2014:98241, $23,500

2 MS66+ PCGS grade MS66+ PCGS grade

Bob Simpson Collection

3 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 estimated grade
3 MS66 estimated grade
7 MS65 estimated grade
7 MS65 estimated grade
7 MS65 estimated grade
7 MS65 estimated grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade

Knoxville Collection - Jay Parrino (The Mint), sold privately in 6/2003 - Oliver Jung Collection - American Numismatic Rarities 7/2004:38 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 10/2014:98241, $23,500

MS66+ PCGS grade #2 MS66+ PCGS grade

Bob Simpson Collection

#3 MS66 PCGS grade
#3 MS66 PCGS grade
#3 MS66 estimated grade
#3 MS66 estimated grade
#7 MS65 estimated grade
#7 MS65 estimated grade
#7 MS65 estimated grade
#7 MS65 estimated grade
Ron Guth:

The term "Partial Drapery" as applied to 1838 Dimes is a mis-nomer. In actuality, there is no drapery whatsoever under Liberty's left elbow (viewer's right). It was not until 1840 that drapery was added to the front of the Dimes, so there is no such thing as drapery that was once there but which was subsequently polished out of the dies. Instead, what one sees is a clashmark from a portion of the E of DIME from the reverse.

This clashmark (or "partial drapery") is seen on only two die varieties of the year: Fortin-108a and Fortin-109.

High grade examples of the 1838 Partial Drapery Dimes are rare and highly prized. The PCGS CoinFacts Condition Census includes coins in grades from MS65 to MS67 (the latter being a single PCGS MS67 from the Eugene Gardner collection).