1839 10C No Drapery (Proof)

Series: Liberty Seated Dimes 1837-1891

PCGS PR64

PCGS PR64

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PCGS PR62<BR>Image courtesy of <a href="http://www.ha.com" target="_blank">Heritage Numismatic Auctions</a>

PCGS PR62
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PCGS #:
4722
Designer:
Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
17.90 millimeters
Weight:
2.67 grams
Mintage:
3
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 3 R-9.8 1 / 3 TIE 2 / 58 TIE
60 or Better 3 R-9.8 1 / 3 TIE 2 / 58 TIE
65 or Better 1 R-10.0 1 / 3 TIE 1 / 58 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 3
60 or Better 3
65 or Better 1
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-9.8
60 or Better R-9.8
65 or Better R-10.0
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 1 / 3 TIE
60 or Better 1 / 3 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 3 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 2 / 58 TIE
60 or Better 2 / 58 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 58 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 PR65 estimated grade

Stack's 8/1976:816 - Allen F. Lovejoy Collection - Stack's 10/1990:184 - Phil Kaufman Collection - Heritage 4/2008:2374, $74,750 - Greensboro Collection, Part I - Heritage 10/2012:3938, $35,250 - Heritage 4/2013:4187, $36,718.75

2 PR64 PCGS grade

Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 5/1996:1114, $13,750 - Bowers & Merena 8/1999:103, $13,800 - Richmond Collection - David Lawrence 3/2005:1234, $17,250 - Stack's 11/2008:3336 $50,000 - Stack's 7/2009:382, $60,375 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 5/2015:98261, $28,200

3 PR62 PCGS grade

Kamal Ahwash Estate - Jascha Heifetz Collection - Superior 10/1989:3546, $10,450 - Silbermünzen Collection - Heritage 5/2008:102, $40,250

5 PR60 estimated grade

Heritage 7/2008:1613, $8,050

#1 PR65 estimated grade

Stack's 8/1976:816 - Allen F. Lovejoy Collection - Stack's 10/1990:184 - Phil Kaufman Collection - Heritage 4/2008:2374, $74,750 - Greensboro Collection, Part I - Heritage 10/2012:3938, $35,250 - Heritage 4/2013:4187, $36,718.75

#2 PR64 PCGS grade

Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 5/1996:1114, $13,750 - Bowers & Merena 8/1999:103, $13,800 - Richmond Collection - David Lawrence 3/2005:1234, $17,250 - Stack's 11/2008:3336 $50,000 - Stack's 7/2009:382, $60,375 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 5/2015:98261, $28,200

#3 PR62 PCGS grade

Kamal Ahwash Estate - Jascha Heifetz Collection - Superior 10/1989:3546, $10,450 - Silbermünzen Collection - Heritage 5/2008:102, $40,250

#5 PR60 estimated grade

Heritage 7/2008:1613, $8,050

Ron Guth:

Only five or six different 1839 No Drapery Dimes are known in Proof. Of those, two or three sit at the PR62 level and the best is the NGC PR66 from the Lovejoy and Kaufman collections. No Cameo or Deep Cameo examples are known.

Researcher Jerry Fortin noted that two die pairs (Fortin 105 and Fortin 106) were used to strike Proofs. Purported Proofs from any other die pair should be suspect (for instance, the Fortin-109 attribution in the Heritage 5/2008 auction, lot 102 was an error). According to Fortin, the die pairs used to strike the Proofs were later used to strike coins for circulation, which is a rather rare situation for these early Proof coins. Usually, the Proof dies were reserved only for striking Proof coins.