1840 10C Drapery (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Seated Dimes 1837-1891

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64

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PCGS MS63

PCGS MS63

PCGS AU58

PCGS AU58

PCGS #:
4578
Designer:
Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
17.90 millimeters
Weight:
2.67 grams
Mintage:
377,500
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

Die Varieties

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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 / 34 TIE 5 / 122 TIE
60 or Better 10 R-9.5 6 / 34 TIE 13 / 122 TIE
65 or Better 1 R-10.0 1 / 34 TIE 1 / 122 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 200
60 or Better 10
65 or Better 1
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-7.0
60 or Better R-9.5
65 or Better R-10.0
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 1 / 34 TIE
60 or Better 6 / 34 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 34 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 5 / 122 TIE
60 or Better 13 / 122 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 122 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade
1 MS65 estimated grade
3 MS64 PCGS grade
4 MS63 PCGS grade
4 MS63 PCGS grade
4 MS63 PCGS grade
4 MS63 estimated 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 $5 - Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society - Heritage 11/2013:33321, $38,187.50 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 5/2015:98222, $27,025

8 MS62 PCGS grade
#1 MS65 PCGS grade
#1 MS65 estimated grade
#3 MS64 PCGS grade
#4 MS63 PCGS grade
#4 MS63 PCGS grade
#4 MS63 PCGS grade
#4 MS63 estimated 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 $5 - Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society - Heritage 11/2013:33321, $38,187.50 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 5/2015:98222, $27,025

#8 MS62 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

1840 was a transitional year in the Seated Liberty Dime series. Early editions of the Dime were of the "No Drapery" type; later in the year, the design of Liberty was modified in both subtle and not-so-subtle ways. The most obvious change was in the angle of the shield: on the No Drapery types, the shield is angled to the left; on the With Drapery types, the shield is perfectly vertical. More subtle changes included a reshaping of the rock on the left side of the coin and the addition of extra folds of drapery beneath Liberty's left elbow (the viewer's right).

The With Drapery type is approximately three times as rare as the No Drapery type and it is particularly rare in Mint State. The few Mint State examples certified by PCGS fall in the MS62 to MS65 grade range. The best example is the Gem Uncirculated Eliasberg coin; the most valuable in terms of auction appearances is the NGC MS64+* Newman example that sold in 2013 for $38,187.50.