1834 10C Small 4 MS64 Certification #26007038, PCGS #4525

Owner's Comments

JR-7

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

Most 1834 Dimes have a Large 4 in the date, but one die combination has a Small 4.  The difference between the two is fairly obvious, especially when the openings in the 4 are compared.  However, it helps to have images of the two varieties (or the actual coins) in order to make a positive identification.

The Small 4 variety is approximately 1.5 times as rare as the Large 4.  The PCGS CoinFacts Condition Census for the 1834 Small 4 Dime consists entirely of Mint State examples, starting at MS64 and going all the way up to MS67.  This variety also comes in Proof format.


Gordon Wrubel

Quickfinder Notes: There was only one die that used the Small 4: Valentine 7. On this variety, the 4 is the SAME SIZE as the adjacent 3. Whereas the Large 4 is MUCH LARGER than the adjacent 3. The Small 4 has more Mint State examples graded (77-50) as of this writing, Sept, 2012). But the Small 4 is rarer in the highest grades, 67=1, 66=2. The Large 4 shows 67=3 and 66=3.
Diameter
18.50 millimeters
Designer
John Reich
Edge
Reeded
Mintage
635000
Weight
2.67 grams
Metal Content
89.2% Silver, 10.8% Copper
Country
The United States of America
Pop Higher
9
Pop Lower
204
Price Guide
PCGS Population
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Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 1200 R-4.9 11 / 18 TIE 27 / 35 TIE
All Grades 175 R-7.2 10 / 18 26 / 35
60 or Better 12 R-9.5 6 / 18 TIE 19 / 35 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
4 MS65 PCGS grade
4 MS65 PCGS grade