1847 10C (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Seated Dimes 1837-1891

PCGS MS62

PCGS MS62

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PCGS AU55

PCGS AU55

PCGS AU53

PCGS AU53

PCGS #:
4589
Designer:
Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
17.90 millimeters
Weight:
2.67 grams
Mintage:
245,000
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 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 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS64 PCGS grade

Heritage 9/2015:3813, $3,525

2 MS64 PCGS grade
2 MS64 estimated grade
5 MS63 PCGS grade

American Numismatic Rarities 11/2004:572 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 10/2014:98247, $4,700

5 MS63 PCGS grade
5 MS63 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS64 PCGS grade

Heritage 9/2015:3813, $3,525

#2 MS64 PCGS grade
#2 MS64 estimated grade
#5 MS63 PCGS grade

American Numismatic Rarities 11/2004:572 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 10/2014:98247, $4,700

#5 MS63 PCGS grade
#5 MS63 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The 1847 Dime is not known for being particularly rare, but it is far less common than generally perceived. Overall, it is twice as rare in circulated condition as the 1844, 1845 and 1846, though both the 1844 and 1846 are considerably rarer in Mint State. Rather, the 1847 is on par with the 1848 and 1849 Dimes in terms of overall population and how the grades are distributed among thatr population.

Over a dozen 1847 Dimes are known in Mint State, though they generally grade MS62 or lower. Choice BU and Gem examples are very rare. The best example is a single PCGS MS66, which is a remarkable exception to the rule. Collectors seeking value will realize quickly that once one moves below the MS64 level, this date becomes quite affordable, even though the coins still rank in the Condition Census.