1843-O 10C (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Seated Dimes 1837-1891

PCGS AU50

PCGS AU50

PCGS XF45

PCGS XF45

PCGS VF35

PCGS VF35

PCGS #:
4584
Designer:
Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
17.90 millimeters
Weight:
2.67 grams
Mintage:
150,000
Mint:
New Orleans
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

Die Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
Current Auctions - NGC Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - PCGS Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - NGC Graded

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 4 R-9.8 2 / 34 TIE 3 / 122 TIE
65 or Better 1 R-10.0 1 / 34 TIE 1 / 122 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 200
60 or Better 4
65 or Better 1
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-7.0
60 or Better R-9.8
65 or Better R-10.0
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 1 / 34 TIE
60 or Better 2 / 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 3 / 122 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 122 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66 estimated grade

Matthew A. Stickney Collection - Henry Chapman 6/1907 - John H. Clapp Collection, sold intact in 1942 - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 5/1996:1129, $29,700

2 MS65 PCGS grade
3 MS62 PCGS grade

Lemus Collection - Stack’s 10/2005:579 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30249, $141,000

4 AU53 PCGS grade

Heritage 6/2010:525, $14,950

4 AU53 PCGS grade
4 AU53 estimated grade
4 AU53 estimated grade
8 AU50 PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2011:5480, $10,350 - Stack's/Bowers 8/2015:10060, $10,692.50

#1 MS66 estimated grade

Matthew A. Stickney Collection - Henry Chapman 6/1907 - John H. Clapp Collection, sold intact in 1942 - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 5/1996:1129, $29,700

#2 MS65 PCGS grade
#3 MS62 PCGS grade

Lemus Collection - Stack’s 10/2005:579 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30249, $141,000

#4 AU53 PCGS grade

Heritage 6/2010:525, $14,950

#4 AU53 PCGS grade
#4 AU53 estimated grade
#4 AU53 estimated grade
#8 AU50 PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2011:5480, $10,350 - Stack's/Bowers 8/2015:10060, $10,692.50

Ron Guth:

After producing over two million Dimes in 1842, the employees at the New Orleans Mint took a bit of a breather and struck only 150,000 Dimes in 1843. This was a foreshadowing of things to come, as production of Dimes at New orleans either stayed low or didn't occur at all in many of the years during the 1840's.

With such a small mintage, the 1843-O Dime is a very popular coin. Circulated examples are not common, but they are relatively inexpensive in grades below Extemely Fine. In Mint State, the 1843-O Dime is very rare. We know of only four examples, and but two of these have been graded by PCGS. The best 1843-O Dime appears to be the Eliasberg example, which we list in the PCGS CoinFacts Condition Census as MS66 (estimated grade).