1856 10C Small Date (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Seated Dimes 1837-1891

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

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DATE COMPARISON

DATE COMPARISON

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

PCGS #:
4609
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 1,200 R-4.9 32 / 34 TIE 90 / 122 TIE
60 or Better 200 R-7.0 33 / 34 88 / 122 TIE
65 or Better 30 R-8.9 28 / 34 TIE 83 / 122 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 1,200
60 or Better 200
65 or Better 30
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.9
60 or Better R-7.0
65 or Better R-8.9
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 32 / 34 TIE
60 or Better 33 / 34
65 or Better 28 / 34 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 90 / 122 TIE
60 or Better 88 / 122 TIE
65 or Better 83 / 122 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2014:3975, $8,225 (plate-matched to the following) - Heritage 4/2014:4113, $10,575

1 MS67 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade PCGS #4609 (MS)     66
3 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade
7 MS65+ PCGS grade
8 MS65 PCGS grade
8 MS65 PCGS grade
8 MS65 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2014:3975, $8,225 (plate-matched to the following) - Heritage 4/2014:4113, $10,575

#1 MS67 PCGS grade
#3 MS66 PCGS grade
PCGS #4609 (MS)     66 #3 MS66 PCGS grade
#3 MS66 PCGS grade
#3 MS66 PCGS grade
#7 MS65+ PCGS grade
#8 MS65 PCGS grade
#8 MS65 PCGS grade
#8 MS65 PCGS 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 Small Date is about 5 times more common than the Large Date. In high grade the Small Date has more than two dozen graded 65 or better (with a lone 67 at the top). At this writing, the Large Date shows only one 66 and one 67 at the top. The next highest graded is MS64.