Owner's Comments

Mintage: 839,000
Obverse Dies: 5 Known

Four obverse and reverse dies have been identified for 1849 business strike coinage while a separate obverse die is known for proof coinage.

In Mint State, this date is very scarce and will prove to be difficult to locate.

Plate Coin: Fortin 105, Ahwash 4, A Well Struck White Coin With Lustrous Surfaces

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

For a Dime in the 1840's, the 1849 has a relatively high mintage, thus it is priced only slightly above a normal type coin in most grades.  Mint State examples are semi-scarce, but they tend to be on the low end of the grade scale (MS62 is the most frequently-seen grade).  Gems are actually quite rare.  The PCGS CoinFacts Condition Census starts at MS64 and only the top six coions are MS65 or better.  The very best 1849 Dime is the colorful PCGS MS67 (illustrated above) that sold in a 2015 Heritage sale for a record $39,550.

PCGS #
4591
Designer
Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht
Edge
Reeded
Diameter
17.90 millimeters
Weight
2.67 grams
Mintage
839000
Metal
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Pop Higher
3
Pop Lower
108
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 400 R-6.2 12 / 34 TIE 40 / 122 TIE
All Grades 40 R-8.7 18 / 34 TIE 40 / 122 TIE
60 or Better 2 R-9.9 11 / 34 TIE 18 / 122 TIE
65 or Better 400
All Grades 40
60 or Better 2
65 or Better R-6.2
All Grades R-8.7
60 or Better R-9.9
65 or Better 12 / 34 TIE
All Grades 18 / 34 TIE
60 or Better 11 / 34 TIE
65 or Better 40 / 122 TIE
All Grades 40 / 122 TIE
60 or Better 18 / 122 TIE

Condition Census Learn More

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade

Heritage 9/2015:3814, $39,550

2 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade

Simpson Collection - Heritage 9/2010:3634, $18,400 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30251, $14,100

3 MS65 PCGS grade
3 MS65 estimated grade
3 MS65 estimated grade
MS67 PCGS grade #1 MS67 PCGS grade

Heritage 9/2015:3814, $39,550

MS66 PCGS grade #2 MS66 PCGS grade

Simpson Collection - Heritage 9/2010:3634, $18,400 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30251, $14,100

#3 MS65 PCGS grade
#3 MS65 estimated grade
#3 MS65 estimated grade