Owner's Comments

Mintage: 1,535,500
Obverse Dies: 12 Known

1852 dimes are easier to locate than the tougher 1851 date. Twelve obverse and fourteen reverse dies have been cataloged at Fortin''''s variety web-book at www.seateddimevarieties.com.

Plate Coin: Fortin 116, Repunched 52 Obverse Paired With Unlisted Reverse Die, Still Under Study, Incredible Toning and Strike For MS64 Graded Seated Dime

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

The 1852 Dime is a relatively common date from the era prior to the 1853 weight change.  It is also one of the easiest to find in Mint State.  The most frequently-seen Uncirculated grade is MS63 and the dropoff on either side of that grade is almost completely symmetrical.  On the high end, the very best examples are a trio of PCGS MS67s, two of which is illustrated above.

The strike qualities of this date are generally strong, though sometimes several of the stars and denticles may be weak. 

Diameter
17.90 millimeters
Designer
Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht
Edge
Reeded
Mintage
1535500
Weight
2.67 grams
Metal Content
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Country
The United States of America
Pop Higher
42
Pop Lower
116
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 1000 R-5.0 27 / 34 TIE 76 / 122 TIE
All Grades 175 R-7.2 30 / 34 TIE 84 / 122 TIE
60 or Better 25 R-9.0 25 / 34 TIE 78 / 122 TIE

Condition Census

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

Stack's/Bowers 7/2015:5127, $9,400 - "The Type Set" Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

2 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade

Stack's 3/2006:4244, $6,325 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part I - Heritage 6/2014:30253, $6,463 - Heritage 11/2014:7487, $4,700 - Heritage 2/2015:3057, $5,640

2 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade

Heritage 4/2016:3228, $4,230

2 MS67 PCGS grade
5 MS66+ PCGS grade MS66+ PCGS grade