1842 $10 Small Date (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Head $10 1838-1907

PCGS MS61

PCGS MS61

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1842 $10 Date Comparison

1842 $10 Date Comparison

PCGS MS61

PCGS MS61

PCGS #:
8585
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
26.80 millimeters
Weight:
16.70 grams
Mintage:
18,623
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Major 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 75 R-8.2 18 / 64 TIE 35 / 183 TIE
60 or Better 3 R-9.8 13 / 64 TIE 30 / 183 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 64 1 / 183
Survival Estimate
All Grades 75
60 or Better 3
65 or Better
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-8.2
60 or Better R-9.8
65 or Better R-10.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 18 / 64 TIE
60 or Better 13 / 64 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 64
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 35 / 183 TIE
60 or Better 30 / 183 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 183

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS63 PCGS grade
2 MS62 PCGS grade

Harry Bass - Bowers & Merena 10/1999:1324, $18,400

2 MS62 estimated grade

National Numismatic Collection at the Smithsonian Institution

3 MS61 PCGS grade

Heritage 7/2014:3948, $16,450

5 MS60 PCGS grade

Heritage 8/1998:7746, $11,212

6 AU58 PCGS grade AU58 PCGS grade
6 AU58 PCGS grade
6 AU58 PCGS grade
6 AU58 estimated grade
#1 MS63 PCGS grade
#2 MS62 PCGS grade

Harry Bass - Bowers & Merena 10/1999:1324, $18,400

#2 MS62 estimated grade

National Numismatic Collection at the Smithsonian Institution

#3 MS61 PCGS grade

Heritage 7/2014:3948, $16,450

#5 MS60 PCGS grade

Heritage 8/1998:7746, $11,212

AU58 PCGS grade #6 AU58 PCGS grade
#6 AU58 PCGS grade
#6 AU58 PCGS grade
#6 AU58 estimated grade
David Akers (1975/88):

Both the auction data and my own experience indicate that the Small Date and Large Date varieties of 1842 are of comparable overall rarity. It is quite likely therefore that the 81,507 mintage for the 1842 was broken down fairly evenly between the two varieties. The 1842 Small Date is rare in any condition and, when available, the typical specimen grades VF or EF and is well struck, often with prooflike or prartially prooflike surfaces. Almost Uncirculated examples are extremely rare and I have never personally examined a strictly uncirculated specimen.

Gordon Wrubel: Quickfinder Notes: The Small Date utilizes the smaller date punches as on the first two years of the Liberty Head design, 1840 and 1841. It is easily distinguished by the PLAIN CROSSBAR of the 4. The Large Date has much larger digits and a CROSSLET 4. The Large Date is seen about twice as often as the Small Date. Both varieties are scarce in AU condition are rare in Mint State. In 2013, the Large Date population shows five Mint State examples topped by one in MS-65. The Small Date has only three in Mint State the highest being MS-63. Proof examples bear the Small Date. These are excessively rare with only two examples reported. One of these is in our National Collection enshrined in the Smithsonian Museum.