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SERIES: Liberty Seated Dimes 1837-1891
LEVEL: Year, MintMark, & Major Variety

1839-O 10C No Drapery (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66
PCGS #:
4572
Diameter:
17.90 millimeters
Designer:
Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
Weight:
2.67 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
1,323,000
Metal Content:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$63,250 • NGC Specimen • 7-1-2008 • Heritage
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Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
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Numismatic
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Relative Rarity
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Relative Rarity
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All Grades 600 R-5.8 4 / 7 65 / 122 TIE
60 or Better 40 R-8.7 2 / 7 40 / 122 TIE
65 or Better 6 R-9.7 2 / 7 TIE 36 / 122 TIE
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67+ PCGS grade

Bob R. Simpson Collection

1 MS67 PCGS grade  
2 MS67 PCGS grade  
4 MS66+ PCGS grade  
4 MS66+ estimated grade  

Bowers & Merena 8/1999:1314 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part III - Heritage 5/2015:98221, $15,862.50 - Heritage 12/2015:3097, not sold - Heritage 3/2016:4796, $12,925

Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67+ PCGS grade

Bob R. Simpson Collection

1 MS67 PCGS grade  
2 MS67 PCGS grade  
4 MS66+ PCGS grade  
4 MS66+ estimated grade  

Bowers & Merena 8/1999:1314 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part III - Heritage 5/2015:98221, $15,862.50 - Heritage 12/2015:3097, not sold - Heritage 3/2016:4796, $12,925

6 MS66 PCGS grade
6 MS66 PCGS grade  

Samuel W. Wolfson Collection - Stack's 5/1963:552 - Northern Bay Collection - Stack's 3/2006:4218, $13,225 - Stack's/Bowers 8/2011:7279, $17,250

6 MS66 PCGS grade  
6 MS66 estimated grade  

Bowers & Merena 8/1999:1314 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 5/2015:98221, $15,862.50

10 MS65+ PCGS grade  

Ron Guth: The 1839-O Dime is the third most common date of the No Drapery series.  However, it is still a very desirable date and one that is hard to find in Mint State.  Most Uncs. are low-end (MS62 to MS63), but there are a few Gems that turn up on the market from time to time.  This is somewhat surprising, because the same is not true of the 1838-O and the 1840-O Dimes.  The best 1839-O Dime certified by PCGS is a single PCGS MS67+...this example has incredible color and eye appeal.  Many, if not most, 1839-O Dimes show weakness at the denticles and on other high points of the coin (this is typical of coins made at the New Orleans mint, and fully struck examples are rare exceptions).