1837 10C No Stars, Small Date VG8 Certification #15903691, PCGS #4562

Owner's Comments

Raw to ANACS G-06 Crossover

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

1837 was the debut year for the new Seated Liberty Dime.  The first Dimes of the year bore a so-called "Large Date", a curious, transitional date with a serif on the top bar of the 3 and a flat-topped 7.  Later in the year, a "Small Date" was introduced which became the standard size and style for the next several years. The Small Date variety has a round-top 3 that distinguishes it from the flat-topped 3.

According to Breen, "Large date 1837's were saved as first of their kind" but the same was not true of the Small Dates.  Breen's statement is corroborated by the PCGS Population Report, which shows a population for the 1837 Small Date at nearly a fourth of that of the 1837 Large Date.  Mint State examples of the Small Date are scarce and usually appear in grades from MS62 to MS64, inclusive.  Gems are very rare.  The best example is the single PCGS MS66+ illustrated above.

PCGS #
4562
Designer
Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
Edge
Reeded
Diameter
17.90 millimeters
Weight
2.67 grams
Mintage
682500
Metal
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Pop Higher
241
Pop Lower
10
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 1 / 3 40 / 122 TIE
All Grades 75 R-8.2 1 / 3 TIE 60 / 122 TIE
60 or Better 9 R-9.6 1 / 3 TIE 45 / 122 TIE
65 or Better 400
All Grades 75
60 or Better 9
65 or Better R-6.2
All Grades R-8.2
60 or Better R-9.6
65 or Better 1 / 3
All Grades 1 / 3 TIE
60 or Better 1 / 3 TIE
65 or Better 40 / 122 TIE
All Grades 60 / 122 TIE
60 or Better 45 / 122 TIE

Condition Census Learn More

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66+ PCGS grade MS66+ PCGS grade

Bob Simpson Collection - Heritage 9/2010:3615, $25,300 - Jim O’Neal Collection of U.S. Type, Part One - Heritage 4/2014:5566, $29,375 - Heritage 1/2015:4063, not sold

2 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 10/2015:3143, $14,688.68

2 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade

Bill Nagle, sold privately in 5/2003 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30244, $11,750

2 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade
MS66+ PCGS grade #1 MS66+ PCGS grade

Bob Simpson Collection - Heritage 9/2010:3615, $25,300 - Jim O’Neal Collection of U.S. Type, Part One - Heritage 4/2014:5566, $29,375 - Heritage 1/2015:4063, not sold

MS66 PCGS grade #2 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 10/2015:3143, $14,688.68

MS66 PCGS grade #2 MS66 PCGS grade

Bill Nagle, sold privately in 5/2003 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30244, $11,750

MS66 PCGS grade #2 MS66 PCGS grade
MS66 PCGS grade #2 MS66 PCGS grade