1844 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 #:
4585
Designer:
Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
17.90 millimeters
Weight:
2.67 grams
Mintage:
72,500
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

Die 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 1,000 R-5.0 27 / 34 TIE 76 / 122 TIE
60 or Better 16 R-9.3 10 / 34 TIE 18 / 122 TIE
65 or Better 6 R-9.7 16 / 34 TIE 36 / 122 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 1,000
60 or Better 16
65 or Better 6
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-5.0
60 or Better R-9.3
65 or Better R-9.7
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 27 / 34 TIE
60 or Better 10 / 34 TIE
65 or Better 16 / 34 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 76 / 122 TIE
60 or Better 18 / 122 TIE
65 or Better 36 / 122 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 10/2001:5942, $31,050 - Bob R. Simpson Collection - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 12/2015:133, $47,000 - Heritage 2/2016:3153, $31,725

1 MS65 PCGS grade

Stack’s/Bowers 8/2012:11310, $32,900 - Heritage 8/2013:5557, $28,200 - Stack’s/Bowers 11/2013:2057, $30,550

1 MS65 PCGS grade

Heritage 7/2008:1609, $51,750

1 MS65 PCGS grade
1 MS65 PCGS grade
6 MS64 estimated grade
7 MS63 PCGS grade
7 MS63 PCGS grade
7 MS63 PCGS grade
7 MS63 estimated grade

Rare Coin Wholesalers, sold privately in 4/2006 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 10/2014:98246, $11,750

#1 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 10/2001:5942, $31,050 - Bob R. Simpson Collection - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 12/2015:133, $47,000 - Heritage 2/2016:3153, $31,725

#1 MS65 PCGS grade

Stack’s/Bowers 8/2012:11310, $32,900 - Heritage 8/2013:5557, $28,200 - Stack’s/Bowers 11/2013:2057, $30,550

#1 MS65 PCGS grade

Heritage 7/2008:1609, $51,750

#1 MS65 PCGS grade
#1 MS65 PCGS grade
#6 MS64 estimated grade
#7 MS63 PCGS grade
#7 MS63 PCGS grade
#7 MS63 PCGS grade
#7 MS63 estimated grade

Rare Coin Wholesalers, sold privately in 4/2006 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 10/2014:98246, $11,750

Ron Guth:

The 1844 Dime is one of the most popular dates of the Seated Liberty series, not because it is particularly rare, but because of it's nickname. It was first called the "Little Orphan Annie Dime" in the 1930s by Frank Ross, a collector who hoarded this date and promoted it as a great rarity. In fact, it can be found with relative ease (for a price, of course), especially since a hoard of 612 of 1844 Dimes was sold by Heritage in July 2003, allowing many collectors the opportunity to finally obtain an example.

In top condition, the 1844 Dime is very elusive. A small number of MS63 and MS65 examples are known and the best example is a single PCGS MS66 illustrated above (and formerly from the collection of Bob R. Simpson).

Gerry Fortin has identifed two different die varieties for this year: one for the Proof coinage and another for the regular issue coinage. Interestingly enough, the reverse die used on the regular issue coins was later used again in 1845.