Owner's Comments

Mintage: 4,470,000
Obverse Dies: 11 Known

Both the date and arrows were placed on the master hub for 1854 dimes resulting in a consistent positioning of these devices on the obverse die. Variations in date hubbing strength on the working dies produced strong and weak date transfers.

Plate Coin: Lightly Gold Toned Gem Example

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

In 1854, the U.S. Mint at Philadelphia continued producing Dimes in large quantities (in this case, 4,470,000 coins).  Thus, the 1854 Dime is an excellent value for the collector, as it is one of the most affordable examples of this short-lived type.  Mint State examples are plentiful, particularly in MS63 and MS64.  MS65 examples are slightly more rare, but are still available.  MS66 examples ar truly scarce, and any 1854 Dime in grades above MS66 is a condition-rarity.  The best 1854 Dime of which we are aware is the NGC MS68 that sold in 2009 for $25,300.

Dime researcher Gerry Fortin has identified twelve different die marriages used to produce 1854 Dimes.  One of the die pairs (F-111) was used to strike both Mint State and Proof examples.

PCGS #
4605
Designer
Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht
Edge
Reeded
Diameter
17.90 millimeters
Weight
2.48 grams
Mintage
4470000
Metal
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Pop Higher
18
Pop Lower
302
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 1800 R-4.6 4 / 5 100 / 122 TIE
All Grades 250 R-6.6 4 / 5 94 / 122 TIE
60 or Better 40 R-8.7 4 / 5 90 / 122 TIE
65 or Better 1800
All Grades 250
60 or Better 40
65 or Better R-4.6
All Grades R-6.6
60 or Better R-8.7
65 or Better 4 / 5
All Grades 4 / 5
60 or Better 4 / 5
65 or Better 100 / 122 TIE
All Grades 94 / 122 TIE
60 or Better 90 / 122 TIE

Condition Census Learn More

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade

Heritage 8/2015:3992, $7,931.25

1 MS67 estimated grade

Stack's 6/2009:283, $25,300

4 MS66+ PCGS grade
4 MS66 PCGS grade
4 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade

Heritage 8/2015:3992, $7,931.25

#1 MS67 estimated grade

Stack's 6/2009:283, $25,300

#4 MS66+ PCGS grade
#4 MS66 PCGS grade
#4 MS66 PCGS grade