1839 10C No Drapery MS66 Certification #25680858, PCGS #4571

Owner's Comments

CAC. A stunning Premium Gem representing the second design modification to the Seated Liberty type, this piece has light champagne toning over frosty and brilliant surfaces with bright underlying mint luster. Small splashes of tan toning are evident on the slightly rotated reverse. Population: 11 in 66, 9 finer Fortin-106b

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

The 1839 Dime is a relatively common coin that can be found in most grades without too much difficulty, including in top condition.  In fact, the PCGS CoinFacts Condition Census includes ten examples that are all MS67 or better.  Die variety collectors can choose from nine different varieties (as enumerated by researcher Gerry Fortin), including one die pair that was used to strike both Proofs and coins for circulation.  Among the most dramatic coins in the entire series of Liberty Seated Dimes is the 1839 "Pie-Shaped Shattered Obverse" Dime.  This extremely rare variety shows heavy die cracks that split the obverse into three triangular areas of almost equal size.

PCGS #
4571
Designer
Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
Edge
Reeded
Diameter
17.90 millimeters
Weight
2.67 grams
Mintage
1053115
Metal
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Pop Higher
12
Pop Lower
311
Region
The United States of America
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades
65 or Better 1000 R-5.0 6 / 7 76 / 122 TIE
All Grades 200 R-7.0 5 / 7 TIE 88 / 122 TIE
60 or Better 50 R-8.5 6 / 7 95 / 122
65 or Better 1000
All Grades 200
60 or Better 50
65 or Better R-5.0
All Grades R-7.0
60 or Better R-8.5
65 or Better 6 / 7
All Grades 5 / 7 TIE
60 or Better 6 / 7
65 or Better 76 / 122 TIE
All Grades 88 / 122 TIE
60 or Better 95 / 122

Condition Census Learn More

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade
1 MS68 PCGS grade
3 MS67+ PCGS grade MS67+ PCGS grade

Heritage 7/2003:6541, $9,200 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part III - Heritage 5/2015:98220, $9,988

4 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade

High Desert Collection

4 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade
#1 MS68 PCGS grade
#1 MS68 PCGS grade
MS67+ PCGS grade #3 MS67+ PCGS grade

Heritage 7/2003:6541, $9,200 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part III - Heritage 5/2015:98220, $9,988

MS67 PCGS grade #4 MS67 PCGS grade

High Desert Collection

MS67 PCGS grade #4 MS67 PCGS grade