1848 10C (Proof)

Series: Liberty Seated Dimes 1837-1891

PCGS PR64

PCGS PR64

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PCGS PR55

PCGS PR55

PCGS #:
4735
Designer:
Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
17.90 millimeters
Weight:
2.67 grams
Mintage:
10
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 10 R-9.5 11 / 18 TIE 15 / 58 TIE
60 or Better 10 R-9.5 11 / 18 TIE 15 / 58 TIE
65 or Better 3 R-9.8 7 / 18 TIE 11 / 58 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 10
60 or Better 10
65 or Better 3
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-9.5
60 or Better R-9.5
65 or Better R-9.8
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 11 / 18 TIE
60 or Better 11 / 18 TIE
65 or Better 7 / 18 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 15 / 58 TIE
60 or Better 15 / 58 TIE
65 or Better 11 / 58 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 PR65 PCGS grade

Turtle Rock Collection - Superior 2/2008:503, $39,100 - Stack's/Bowers 8/2011:7284, $25,875

1 PR65 PCGS grade

Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 5/1996:1136, $23,100 - Bowers & Merena 3/1998:536, $19,800 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part III - Heritage 5/2015:98266, $18,800 - Heritage 3/2016:4801, $15,275 - Stack's/Bowers 8/2016:3075, $14,100

1 PR65 estimated grade

J.C. Morgenthau 1/1943:442 - Floyd T. Starr Collection - Stack's 10/1992:365 - Dr. Richard Ariagno Collection - Goldbergs 5/1999:237, $18,700 - Goldbergs 6/2002:2149, $20,125 - Greensboro Collection, Part I - Heritage 1/2012:3149, $28,750 - Heritage 10/2012:3947, $25,850 - Heritage 2/2013:20663, $27,025

1 PR65 estimated grade

F.C.C. Boyd Collection - Numismatic Gallery 5/1945:534 - Friedman Collection - Numismatic Gallery 8/1946:270 - John Jay Pittman Collection - David Akers 10/1997:601, $30,800 - Phil Kaufman Collection - Heritage 8/2008:1817), $23,000 - Heritage 3/2012:3259, $23,000

1 PR64 PCGS grade  
	PR64 PCGS grade

Heritage 10/2001:6032, $9,775 - Bob R. Simpson Collection - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 7/2014:70, $24,675 - Heritage 1/2015:4069, $15,275 - “JF” Collection

6 PR64 PCGS grade
6 PR64 estimated grade
6 PR64 estimated grade
6 PR64 estimated grade
#1 PR65 PCGS grade

Turtle Rock Collection - Superior 2/2008:503, $39,100 - Stack's/Bowers 8/2011:7284, $25,875

#1 PR65 PCGS grade

Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 5/1996:1136, $23,100 - Bowers & Merena 3/1998:536, $19,800 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part III - Heritage 5/2015:98266, $18,800 - Heritage 3/2016:4801, $15,275 - Stack's/Bowers 8/2016:3075, $14,100

#1 PR65 estimated grade

J.C. Morgenthau 1/1943:442 - Floyd T. Starr Collection - Stack's 10/1992:365 - Dr. Richard Ariagno Collection - Goldbergs 5/1999:237, $18,700 - Goldbergs 6/2002:2149, $20,125 - Greensboro Collection, Part I - Heritage 1/2012:3149, $28,750 - Heritage 10/2012:3947, $25,850 - Heritage 2/2013:20663, $27,025

#1 PR65 estimated grade

F.C.C. Boyd Collection - Numismatic Gallery 5/1945:534 - Friedman Collection - Numismatic Gallery 8/1946:270 - John Jay Pittman Collection - David Akers 10/1997:601, $30,800 - Phil Kaufman Collection - Heritage 8/2008:1817), $23,000 - Heritage 3/2012:3259, $23,000

 
	PR64 PCGS grade 
#1 PR64 PCGS grade

Heritage 10/2001:6032, $9,775 - Bob R. Simpson Collection - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 7/2014:70, $24,675 - Heritage 1/2015:4069, $15,275 - “JF” Collection

#6 PR64 PCGS grade
#6 PR64 estimated grade
#6 PR64 estimated grade
#6 PR64 estimated grade
Ron Guth:

Proof 1848 Dimes are incredibly rare coins, with only eight examples known to exist. The PCGS Auction Prices records are misleading because there are so many reappearances of the same coins. In fact, as of August 23,2017, the 23 auction listings for this date represent only five different examples (better to use the PCGS CoinFacts Condition Census listings above). Additional examples reside in the American Numismatic Society and Smithsonian Collections, but they are off the market for the foreseeable future.

All of the known Proof 1848 Dimes are in excellent condition, ranging from PCGS MS64 to NGC MS66, save for a PR55 example discovered in 2018. All are toned in varying degrees of color, some being darker than others, but all with great eye appeal. The price record of $39,100 belonged to the NGC PR66 from the Turtle Rock Collection (sold in 2008 by Superior Galleries), but that coin is now in a PCGS PR65 holder.