1852 $10 Moffat, Close Date (Regular Strike)

Series: (None)

PCGS AU58

PCGS AU58

DATE COMPARISON

DATE COMPARISON

PCGS AU55

PCGS AU55

PCGS #:
10252
Designer:
N/A
Edge:
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Diameter:
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Weight:
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Mintage:
N/A
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
Gold
Major Varieties

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Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 AU55 PCGS grade AU55 PCGS grade

Riverboat Collection - Heritage 4/2014:5419, $64,625

1 AU55 estimated grade

Riverboat Collection - Heritage 4/2014:5420, $70,500

2 AU50 PCGS grade
2 AU50 PCGS grade
4 XF45 PCGS grade
6 VF35 estimated grade

Heritage 6/2014:5019, $22,325

7 VF30 PCGS grade
7 VF30 PCGS grade
7 VF30 PCGS grade
7 VF30 PCGS grade
AU55 PCGS grade #1 AU55 PCGS grade

Riverboat Collection - Heritage 4/2014:5419, $64,625

#1 AU55 estimated grade

Riverboat Collection - Heritage 4/2014:5420, $70,500

#2 AU50 PCGS grade
#2 AU50 PCGS grade
#4 XF45 PCGS grade
#6 VF35 estimated grade

Heritage 6/2014:5019, $22,325

#7 VF30 PCGS grade
#7 VF30 PCGS grade
#7 VF30 PCGS grade
#7 VF30 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

1852 Moffat $10s come with either a Close, Even date or a Wide, Uneven date. Unfortunately, the two dates are difficult to tell apart, especially if the two varieties are not available for side-by-side comparison. A better way to tell the two varieties is to look at the position of the lowest star on the right. On the close, even date variety the star is distant from the bust and at least a full date's-width away from the date. On the wide, uneven date, the star is much closer to the bust and maybe a digit or two away from the date.

The Close, Even Date variety is very scarce. The reported mintage was a mere 8,650 coins, most of which have been lost or destroyed over the years. Virtually all of the known examples are circulated, mostly in Very Fine and Extremely Fine. Other than a single NGC MS60, no other Mint State examples are known.