1842 10C (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Seated Dimes 1837-1891

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

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PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS #:
4581
Designer:
Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
17.90 millimeters
Weight:
2.67 grams
Mintage:
1,887,500
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 12 / 34 TIE 40 / 122 TIE
60 or Better 80 R-8.2 23 / 34 60 / 122 TIE
65 or Better 10 R-9.5 22 / 34 TIE 53 / 122 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 400
60 or Better 80
65 or Better 10
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-6.2
60 or Better R-8.2
65 or Better R-9.5
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 12 / 34 TIE
60 or Better 23 / 34
65 or Better 22 / 34 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 40 / 122 TIE
60 or Better 60 / 122 TIE
65 or Better 53 / 122 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
	PCGS #4581 (MS) 66

Simpson Collection - Heritage 1/2015:3795, $4,700

1 MS66 PCGS grade

Tom Bender Collection

1 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 2/2000:5462, $2,760 - Heritage 6/2006:1038, $4,312.50 - Heritage 4/2014:4107, $4,112.50 - Heritage 1/2015:3794, $3,760

1 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 10/2004:13790 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 5/2015:98223, $4,700

1 MS66 estimated grade
6 MS65 PCGS grade
6 MS65 PCGS grade
6 MS65 PCGS grade
6 MS65 PCGS grade
6 MS65 PCGS grade
 
	PCGS #4581 (MS) 66 
#1 MS66 PCGS grade

Simpson Collection - Heritage 1/2015:3795, $4,700

#1 MS66 PCGS grade

Tom Bender Collection

#1 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 2/2000:5462, $2,760 - Heritage 6/2006:1038, $4,312.50 - Heritage 4/2014:4107, $4,112.50 - Heritage 1/2015:3794, $3,760

#1 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 10/2004:13790 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 5/2015:98223, $4,700

#1 MS66 estimated grade
#6 MS65 PCGS grade
#6 MS65 PCGS grade
#6 MS65 PCGS grade
#6 MS65 PCGS grade
#6 MS65 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The 1842 Dime is a fairly common coin which behaves (if coins could behave) like the 1841 and 1843. These three dates have nearly identical total populations and there are similar quantities of Mint State examples of each date. The typical Mint State 1842 Dime is MS63 or MS64. Gems are very scarce and only a handful of MS66 examples sit atop the Condition Census. The strike quality of this date is good, though the stars, denticles, and lower right wreath are sometimes weak.

Researcher Gerry Fortin has identified eight different varieties of the 1842 Dimes, one of which was used to strike Proof coins.