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.

17.90 millimeters
Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht
2.67 grams
Metal Content
90% Silver, 10% Copper
The United States of America
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PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
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Rarity and Survival Estimates

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

Condition Census

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