1851 10C (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Seated Dimes 1837-1891

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

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PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS65+

PCGS MS65+

PCGS #:
4595
Designer:
Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
17.90 millimeters
Weight:
2.67 grams
Mintage:
1,026,500
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 300 R-6.4 7 / 34 TIE 24 / 122 TIE
60 or Better 50 R-8.5 20 / 34 TIE 46 / 122 TIE
65 or Better 7 R-9.6 20 / 34 TIE 45 / 122 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 300
60 or Better 50
65 or Better 7
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-6.4
60 or Better R-8.5
65 or Better R-9.6
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 7 / 34 TIE
60 or Better 20 / 34 TIE
65 or Better 20 / 34 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 24 / 122 TIE
60 or Better 46 / 122 TIE
65 or Better 45 / 122 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade

Eliasberg Collection - Heritage 6/2013:4425, $20,563

2 MS66+ PCGS grade
3 MS66 estimated grade
4 MS65+ PCGS grade  MS65+ PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2013:3950, $3,965.63

5 MS65 PCGS grade
5 MS65 PCGS grade
5 MS65 PCGS grade
5 MS65 PCGS grade
9 MS64 PCGS grade
9 MS64 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade

Eliasberg Collection - Heritage 6/2013:4425, $20,563

#2 MS66+ PCGS grade
#3 MS66 estimated grade
 MS65+ PCGS grade #4 MS65+ PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2013:3950, $3,965.63

#5 MS65 PCGS grade
#5 MS65 PCGS grade
#5 MS65 PCGS grade
#5 MS65 PCGS grade
#9 MS64 PCGS grade
#9 MS64 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The mintage of the 1851 Dime is slightly more than half that of the 1850. This makes the 1851 Dime slightly more rare, but it does not command much of a premium over the normal type coins until well into the Mint State grades. Most Mint State examples are either MS63 or MS64, with but a few examples above and below. Gems are truly scarce and any 1851 Dime in MS66 or MS67 is an extreme rarity. The finest example is the Eliasberg PCGS MS67 sold in 2013 for $20,563. The 1851 Dime normally shows weakness on some of the stars and denticles and in the area of the first A in AMERICA on the reverse; it is doubtful if a fully struck example exists.