1805 10C 5 Berries AU55 Certification #03843939, PCGS #4478

Owner's Comments

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Expert Comments

Ron Guth

The 1805 Dime has a mintage of 120,780 pieces, the second highest of the Draped Bust series, but only two varieties comprise the entire mintage.  JR-1 has 5 Berries on the reverse and JR-2 has 4 Berries on the reverse. Both are of roughly equal rarity, though the 5 Berries reverse is slightly scarcer. 

The finest 1805 5 Berries reverse Dime is the Eliasberg coin, sold as a raw MS65 in 1996, then as a PCGS MS65 in early 1997.  However, that coin has fallen off the PCGS Population Report, where an MS64 now appears.  Could these be the same coin?  Either way, Mint State examples of this Major Variety are exceedingly rare.

PCGS #
4478
Designer
Robert Scot
Edge
Reeded
Diameter
19.80 millimeters
Weight
2.70 grams
Mintage
120780
Metal
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Pop Higher
7
Pop Lower
76
Region
The United States of America
Price Guide
PCGS Population
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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades
65 or Better 75 R-8.2 4 / 13 TIE 5 / 16 TIE
All Grades 8 R-9.6 2 / 13 TIE 3 / 16 TIE
60 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 13 1 / 16
65 or Better 75
All Grades 8
60 or Better 0
65 or Better R-8.2
All Grades R-9.6
60 or Better R-10.1
65 or Better 4 / 13 TIE
All Grades 2 / 13 TIE
60 or Better 1 / 13
65 or Better 5 / 16 TIE
All Grades 3 / 16 TIE
60 or Better 1 / 16

Condition Census Learn More

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS estimated grade

Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 5/22/1996:1053 (as Raw MS65), $23,100 - Heritage 3/1997:5890, $20,700

2 MS64 PCGS grade
3 MS62 PCGS grade MS62 PCGS grade
3 MS62 PCGS grade
5 MS61 PCGS grade
#1 MS65 PCGS estimated grade

Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 5/22/1996:1053 (as Raw MS65), $23,100 - Heritage 3/1997:5890, $20,700

#2 MS64 PCGS grade
MS62 PCGS grade #3 MS62 PCGS grade
#3 MS62 PCGS grade
#5 MS61 PCGS grade