1856 10C Large Date (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Seated Dimes 1837-1891

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

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DATE COMPARISON

DATE COMPARISON

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS #:
4610
Designer:
Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
17.90 millimeters
Weight:
2.48 grams
Mintage:
5,780,000
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 200 R-7.0 1 / 34 TIE 5 / 122 TIE
60 or Better 10 R-9.5 6 / 34 TIE 13 / 122 TIE
65 or Better 1 R-10.0 1 / 34 TIE 1 / 122 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 200
60 or Better 10
65 or Better 1
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-7.0
60 or Better R-9.5
65 or Better R-10.0
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 1 / 34 TIE
60 or Better 6 / 34 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 34 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 5 / 122 TIE
60 or Better 13 / 122 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 122 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS64 PCGS grade
3 MS64 PCGS grade
5 MS63 PCGS grade
5 MS63 estimated grade
7 MS62 PCGS grade
7 MS62 PCGS grade
7 MS62 PCGS grade
7 MS62 estimated grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 PCGS grade
#3 MS64 PCGS grade
#3 MS64 PCGS grade
#5 MS63 PCGS grade
#5 MS63 estimated grade
#7 MS62 PCGS grade
#7 MS62 PCGS grade
#7 MS62 PCGS grade
#7 MS62 estimated grade
Gordon Wrubel: You are at a coin convention and you are offered a "raw" Mint State 1856 10C at a favorable price. How can you tell if it is the very common Small Date or the much rarer Large Date? This is an easy call if you look at the 5 in the date. The Small Date variety has a "Slanted" 5, while the Large Date has an "Upright" 5. The Large Date is about 5 times scarcer than the Small Date. As of this writing, the Population Report for the Large Date shows one 66 and one 67 at the top. The next highest is MS 64. The Small Date census boasts more than two dozen specimens 65 or better, topped with a lone MS 67.