1837 10C No Stars, Small Date (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Seated Dimes 1837-1891

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

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Large vs Small Date Comparison

Large vs Small Date Comparison

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS #:
4562
Designer:
Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
17.90 millimeters
Weight:
2.67 grams
Mintage:
682,500
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 400 R-6.2 1 / 3 40 / 122 TIE
60 or Better 75 R-8.2 1 / 3 TIE 60 / 122 TIE
65 or Better 9 R-9.6 1 / 3 TIE 45 / 122 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 400
60 or Better 75
65 or Better 9
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-6.2
60 or Better R-8.2
65 or Better R-9.6
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 1 / 3
60 or Better 1 / 3 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 3 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 40 / 122 TIE
60 or Better 60 / 122 TIE
65 or Better 45 / 122 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66+ PCGS grade

Bob Simpson Collection - Heritage 9/2010:3615, $25,300 - Jim O’Neal Collection of U.S. Type, Part One - Heritage 4/2014:5566, $29,375 - Heritage 1/2015:4063, not sold

2 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 10/2015:3143, $14,688.68

2 MS66 PCGS grade

Bill Nagle, sold privately in 5/2003 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30244, $11,750

2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
8 MS66 estimated grade

"Colonel" E.H.R. Green Collection - Partnership of Eric P. Newman & Burdette G. Johnson (St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.) - Eric P. Newman, who paid $5 - Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society - Heritage 11/2013:33320, $36,718.75

8 MS65 PCGS grade
8 MS65 PCGS grade
#1 MS66+ PCGS grade

Bob Simpson Collection - Heritage 9/2010:3615, $25,300 - Jim O’Neal Collection of U.S. Type, Part One - Heritage 4/2014:5566, $29,375 - Heritage 1/2015:4063, not sold

#2 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 10/2015:3143, $14,688.68

#2 MS66 PCGS grade

Bill Nagle, sold privately in 5/2003 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30244, $11,750

#2 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 PCGS grade
#8 MS66 estimated grade

"Colonel" E.H.R. Green Collection - Partnership of Eric P. Newman & Burdette G. Johnson (St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.) - Eric P. Newman, who paid $5 - Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society - Heritage 11/2013:33320, $36,718.75

#8 MS65 PCGS grade
#8 MS65 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

1837 was the debut year for the new Seated Liberty Dime. The first Dimes of the year bore a so-called "Large Date", a curious, transitional date with a serif on the top bar of the 3 and a flat-topped 7. Later in the year, a "Small Date" was introduced which became the standard size and style for the next several years. The Small Date variety has a round-top 3 that distinguishes it from the flat-topped 3.

According to Breen, "Large date 1837's were saved as first of their kind" but the same was not true of the Small Dates. Breen's statement is corroborated by the PCGS Population Report, which shows a population for the 1837 Small Date at nearly a fourth of that of the 1837 Large Date. Mint State examples of the Small Date are scarce and usually appear in grades from MS62 to MS64, inclusive. Gems are very rare. The best example is the single PCGS MS66+ illustrated above.