1843 10C (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Seated Dimes 1837-1891

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

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PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65

PCGS #:
4583
Designer:
Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
17.90 millimeters
Weight:
2.67 grams
Mintage:
1,370,000
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 400 R-6.2 12 / 34 TIE 40 / 122 TIE
60 or Better 60 R-8.4 22 / 34 54 / 122 TIE
65 or Better 4 R-9.8 13 / 34 TIE 28 / 122 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 400
60 or Better 60
65 or Better 4
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-6.2
60 or Better R-8.4
65 or Better R-9.8
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 12 / 34 TIE
60 or Better 22 / 34
65 or Better 13 / 34 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 40 / 122 TIE
60 or Better 54 / 122 TIE
65 or Better 28 / 122 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade
Reported stolen by Doug Davis (817-723- 231) on 3/24/2015
 
Heritage 9/2002:6204 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30248 (as PCGS MS66 03518904), $8,225
1 MS66 PCGS grade
4 MS65 PCGS grade
4 MS65 PCGS grade
4 MS65 PCGS grade
4 MS65 PCGS grade
4 MS65 estimated grade
9 MS64 PCGS grade
9 MS64 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
Reported stolen by Doug Davis (817-723- 231) on 3/24/2015
 
Heritage 9/2002:6204 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30248 (as PCGS MS66 03518904), $8,225
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#4 MS65 PCGS grade
#4 MS65 PCGS grade
#4 MS65 PCGS grade
#4 MS65 PCGS grade
#4 MS65 estimated grade
#9 MS64 PCGS grade
#9 MS64 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The 1843 Dime has a mintage of over a million pieces, which makes it a fairly common coin. However, the number of certified examples is fairly low. This is consistent with other dates from the 1840s, though there are lower mintage dates with higher-than-expected survival rates. For instance, the 1843 has a much lower population of certified examples than the 1845-O (with less than a fourth of the mintage of the 1843). However, the comparison breaks down in Mint State, where there are substantially more of the 1843's than the 1845-O's. The best comparison can be made with the 1841 Dime, which has survived in almost identical amounts as the 1843 in both circulated and Mint State grades.

In Mint State, collectors are most likely to encounter an 1843 Dime in MS63 or MS64. Gem examples are rare, and the best examples are three PCGS-certified MS66's.