1846 10C (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Seated Dimes 1837-1891

PCGS AU53

PCGS AU53

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PCGS AU50

PCGS AU50

PCGS XF45

PCGS XF45

PCGS #:
4588
Designer:
Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
17.90 millimeters
Weight:
2.67 grams
Mintage:
31,300
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
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 500 R-6.0 20 / 34 TIE 57 / 122 TIE
60 or Better 4 R-9.8 2 / 34 TIE 3 / 122 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 34 1 / 122
Survival Estimate
All Grades 500
60 or Better 4
65 or Better
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-6.0
60 or Better R-9.8
65 or Better R-10.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 20 / 34 TIE
60 or Better 2 / 34 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 34
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 57 / 122 TIE
60 or Better 3 / 122 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 122

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS63 PCGS grade

Findley Collection - Heritage 1/2009:3684, $86,250

1 MS63 PCGS grade

Pennsylvania Cabinet - Bowers & Merena 1/1999:1085, $8,050 - Bill Nagle, sold privately in 3/2003 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30250, $47,000

1 MS63 estimated grade

Waldo E. "Pat" Bolen, Jr. Collection - Stack's/RARCOA/Akers “Numisma ‘95” 11/1995:2077, $7,700

4 AU58 PCGS grade

Stack's 11/2008:3337, $28,750

4 AU58 PCGS grade
4 AU58 estimated grade
7 AU55 PCGS grade
7 AU55 PCGS grade
7 AU55 PCGS grade
7 AU55 PCGS grade
#1 MS63 PCGS grade

Findley Collection - Heritage 1/2009:3684, $86,250

#1 MS63 PCGS grade

Pennsylvania Cabinet - Bowers & Merena 1/1999:1085, $8,050 - Bill Nagle, sold privately in 3/2003 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30250, $47,000

#1 MS63 estimated grade

Waldo E. "Pat" Bolen, Jr. Collection - Stack's/RARCOA/Akers “Numisma ‘95” 11/1995:2077, $7,700

#4 AU58 PCGS grade

Stack's 11/2008:3337, $28,750

#4 AU58 PCGS grade
#4 AU58 estimated grade
#7 AU55 PCGS grade
#7 AU55 PCGS grade
#7 AU55 PCGS grade
#7 AU55 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The 1846 Dime is one of the key rarities among Seated Liberty coins. The mintage is just over 31,000 coins, which automatically places it in a special category, but the extreme rarity of Mint State examples makes this date even more desirable. Eugene Gardner's coin, one of two PCGS MS63s, sold in a 2014 Heritage sale for $47,000. In Gardner's commentary, he wrote that his coin was the only PCGS MS63 for many years, but that the population had increased with the addition of another PCGS MS63, plus an NGC MS61. However, Gardner's example did not set the record price for this date. That benchmark was set in 1999 when the other PCGS MS63 sold for $86,250. What is interesting to note is that there are more Proof 1846 Dimes than Mint State examples!