1841 10C No Drapery (Proof)

Series: Liberty Seated Dimes 1837-1891

PCGS #:
38898
Designer:
Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
17.90 millimeters
Weight:
2.67 grams
Mintage:
N/A
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
N/A
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
Current Auctions - NGC Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - PCGS Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 4 R-9.8 2 / 18 TIE 2 / 58 TIE
60 or Better 4 R-9.8 2 / 18 TIE 2 / 58 TIE
65 or Better 1 R-10.0 1 / 18 TIE 1 / 58 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 4
60 or Better 4
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 2 / 18 TIE
60 or Better 2 / 18 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 18 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 PR66+ estimated grade

"Colonel" E.H.R. Green - Green Estate - Partnership of Eric P. Newman & B.G. Johnson (St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.) - Eric P. Newman, who paid $250 - Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society - Heritage 11/2013:33322, $305,500 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 5/2015:98262, $205,625

2 PR53 estimated grade

F.C.C. Boyd Collection - Numismatic Gallery “World's Greatest Collection” 5/1945:519, $75 - New Netherlands 12/1963:466 - Kagin 11/1973:1107 - Heritage 7/1993:5212, $46,750 - Heritage 10/2001:6029, $47,500 - Heritage 4/2016:4577, $28,200

#1 PR66+ estimated grade

"Colonel" E.H.R. Green - Green Estate - Partnership of Eric P. Newman & B.G. Johnson (St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.) - Eric P. Newman, who paid $250 - Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society - Heritage 11/2013:33322, $305,500 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 5/2015:98262, $205,625

#2 PR53 estimated grade

F.C.C. Boyd Collection - Numismatic Gallery “World's Greatest Collection” 5/1945:519, $75 - New Netherlands 12/1963:466 - Kagin 11/1973:1107 - Heritage 7/1993:5212, $46,750 - Heritage 10/2001:6029, $47,500 - Heritage 4/2016:4577, $28,200

Ron Guth:

Only two examples are known of the Proof 1841 No Drapery Dime: an NGC PR67+ and a circulated NGC PR53 example. Clearly, choices are limited for the collector seeking a high-quality example.

The NGC PR67+ 1841 No Drapery Dime first appeared in the Col. E.H.R. Green collection, then went to Eric Newman, who purchased it out of a partnership deal he had with St. Louis dealer, B.G. Johnson. Mr. Newman paid $250 for the coin, which seems trifling today, but it was a considerable sum back then. When Newman's Dime sold in 2013, it realized $305,500 -- another amount that was far from trifling. Eugene Gardner purchased the coin from the Newman sale, then resold it in 2015.

This is a coin that is relatively known outside the circle of Liberty Seated Dime collectors. It deserves recognition as one of the rarest of all U.S. coins.