1842-O 10C (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Seated Dimes 1837-1891

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65

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PCGS MS64+

PCGS MS64+

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64

PCGS #:
4582
Designer:
Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
17.90 millimeters
Weight:
2.67 grams
Mintage:
2,020,000
Mint:
New Orleans
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 400 R-6.2 12 / 34 TIE 40 / 122 TIE
60 or Better 25 R-9.0 12 / 34 TIE 27 / 122 TIE
65 or Better 1 R-10.0 1 / 34 TIE 1 / 122 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 400
60 or Better 25
65 or Better 1
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-6.2
60 or Better R-9.0
65 or Better R-10.0
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 12 / 34 TIE
60 or Better 12 / 34 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 34 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 40 / 122 TIE
60 or Better 27 / 122 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 122 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade

Heritage 8/2010:3082 (as PCGS MS65 12841405), $25,300

1 MS65 PCGS grade
3 MS64+ PCGS grade MS64+ PCGS grade
4 MS64 PCGS grade
4 MS64 PCGS grade
4 MS64 PCGS grade
4 MS64 PCGS grade
4 MS64 estimated grade

Stellar Collection - Jason Carter, sold privately in 7/2004 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 5/2015:98224, $14,100

9 MS63 PCGS grade
9 MS63 PCGS grade
#1 MS65 PCGS grade

Heritage 8/2010:3082 (as PCGS MS65 12841405), $25,300

#1 MS65 PCGS grade
MS64+ PCGS grade #3 MS64+ PCGS grade
#4 MS64 PCGS grade
#4 MS64 PCGS grade
#4 MS64 PCGS grade
#4 MS64 PCGS grade
#4 MS64 estimated grade

Stellar Collection - Jason Carter, sold privately in 7/2004 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 5/2015:98224, $14,100

#9 MS63 PCGS grade
#9 MS63 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The 1842-O Dime is a surprising coin simply because it has a relatively large mintage for the early 1840s, yet it is a very rare and desirable coin in high grade. For instance, in MS63, the PCGS Price Guide shows the 1842-O valued at nearly ten times that of the 1842 (which has a lower mintage). This is because very few nice examples of the 1842-O Dime were saved by collectors, few of whom lived in or around New Orleans. Thus, finding a Mint State example of this date is quite a challenge. Then, trying to find a Gem example is like searching for a hen's tooth. Not undexpectedly, the price record for this date was set by one of the extremely rare PCGS MS65's sold by Heritage in 2010.

The strike quality for this date is inconsistent, though most examples show some weakness on the bow and ribbon on the reverse.

Gerry Fortin identified seven different die varieties for this date, including some with Small or Medium-sized mintamrks.