1840 10C No Drapery (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 #:
4573
Designer:
Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
17.90 millimeters
Weight:
2.67 grams
Mintage:
981,500
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 700 R-5.6 5 / 7 68 / 122 TIE
60 or Better 90 R-8.1 4 / 7 69 / 122
65 or Better 14 R-9.4 5 / 7 66 / 122
Survival Estimate
All Grades 700
60 or Better 90
65 or Better 14
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-5.6
60 or Better R-8.1
65 or Better R-9.4
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 5 / 7
60 or Better 4 / 7
65 or Better 5 / 7
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 68 / 122 TIE
60 or Better 69 / 122
65 or Better 66 / 122

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade

Stack's/Bowers 11/2012:3075, $14,950

1 MS67 PCGS grade

Heritage 10/2001:5935 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30245, $11,162.50

1 MS67 estimated grade

Heritage 10/2006:697, $10,925

4 MS66 PCGS grade  
	PCGS #4573 (MS) 66

Heritage 7/2012:3385, $6,900

5 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 4/2013:1725, $7,931.25

5 MS66 PCGS grade
5 MS66 PCGS grade
5 MS66 PCGS grade
5 MS66 PCGS grade
10 MS65+ PCGS grade PCGS #4573 (MS)     65+
#1 MS67 PCGS grade

Stack's/Bowers 11/2012:3075, $14,950

#1 MS67 PCGS grade

Heritage 10/2001:5935 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30245, $11,162.50

#1 MS67 estimated grade

Heritage 10/2006:697, $10,925

 
	PCGS #4573 (MS) 66 
#4 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 7/2012:3385, $6,900

#5 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 4/2013:1725, $7,931.25

#5 MS66 PCGS grade
#5 MS66 PCGS grade
#5 MS66 PCGS grade
#5 MS66 PCGS grade
PCGS #4573 (MS)     65+ #10 MS65+ PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

1840 was another one of those transitional years in the Seated Liberty Dime series. Early editions of the Dime were of the "No Drapery" type; later in the year, the design of Liberty was modified in both subtle and not-so-subtle ways. The most obvious change was in the angle of the shield: on the No Drapery types, the shield is angled to the left; on the With Drapery types, the shield is perfectly vertical. More subtle changes included a reshaping of the rock on the left side of the coin and the addition of extra folds of drapery beneath Liberty's left elbow (the viewer's right).

The No Drapery type is approximately three times less common than the With Drapery type. The No Drapery version is scarce in Mint State, but not enough to be called rare. Most Mint State examples fall in the MS63 to MS64 grade range. Gems are rare, with MS67 the highest grade at PCGS and MS68 the highest at NGC.