1843 10C MS64 Certification #13234266, PCGS #4583

Owner's Comments

Mintage: 1,370,000
Obverse Dies: 4 Known

Obverse 3, one of four obverse dies identified to date, exhibits a die crack through base of date digits in later die states. I believe the 1843 obverse die used to strike proof coinage was reused to strike the F-104 die pairing

Plate Coin: F-104, A new gem that is fully brilliant with lively satin-white luster shimmering across both sides.

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

The 1843 Dime has a mintage of over a million pieces, which makes it a fairly common coin.  However, the number of certified examples is fairly low.  This is consistent with other dates from the 1840s, though there are lower mintage dates with higher-than-expected survival rates.  For instance, the 1843 has a much lower population of certified examples than the 1845-O (with less than a fourth of the mintage of the 1843).  However, the comparison breaks down in Mint State, where there are substantially more of the 1843's than the 1845-O's.  The best comparison can be made with the 1841 Dime, which has survived in almost identical amounts as the 1843 in both circulated and Mint State grades.

In Mint State, collectors are most likely to encounter an 1843 Dime in MS63 or MS64.  Gem examples are rare, and the best examples are three PCGS-certified MS66's.  

Diameter
17.90 millimeters
Designer
Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht
Edge
Reeded
Mintage
1370000
Weight
2.67 grams
Metal Content
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Region
The United States of America
Pop Higher
6
Pop Lower
96
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 400 R-6.2 12 / 34 TIE 40 / 122 TIE
All Grades 60 R-8.4 22 / 34 54 / 122 TIE
60 or Better 4 R-9.8 13 / 34 TIE 28 / 122 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade
Reported stolen by Doug Davis (817-723- 231) on 3/24/2015
 
Heritage 9/2002:6204 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30248 (as PCGS MS66 03518904), $8,225
1 MS66 PCGS grade
4 MS65 PCGS grade MS65 PCGS grade
4 MS65 PCGS grade MS65 PCGS grade