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

1844 10C (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS66

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65
PCGS #:
4585
Diameter:
17.90 millimeters
Designer:
Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht
Weight:
2.67 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
72,500
Metal Content:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$51,750 • PCGS MS65 • 7-1-2008 • Heritage
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Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 1,000 R-5.0 27 / 34 TIE 76 / 122 TIE
60 or Better 16 R-9.3 10 / 34 TIE 18 / 122 TIE
65 or Better 6 R-9.7 16 / 34 TIE 36 / 122 TIE
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade

Bob R. Simpson Collection - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 12/2015:133 (as PCGS MS66 06666889), $47,000

1 MS65 PCGS grade

Stack’s/Bowers 8/2012:11310, $32,200

1 MS65 PCGS grade

Heritage 7/2008:1609, $51,750

1 MS65 PCGS grade  
1 MS65 PCGS grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade

Bob R. Simpson Collection - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 12/2015:133 (as PCGS MS66 06666889), $47,000

1 MS65 PCGS grade

Stack’s/Bowers 8/2012:11310, $32,200

1 MS65 PCGS grade

Heritage 7/2008:1609, $51,750

1 MS65 PCGS grade  
1 MS65 PCGS grade  
6 MS64 estimated grade  
7 MS63 PCGS grade  
7 MS63 PCGS grade  
7 MS63 PCGS grade  
7 MS63 estimated grade  

Rare Coin Wholesalers, sold privately in 4/2006 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 10/2014:98246, $11,750

Ron Guth: The 1844 Dime is one of the most popular dates of the Seated Liberty series, not because it is particularly rare, but because of it's nickname.  It was first called the "Little Orphan Annie Dime" in the 1930s by Frank Ross, a collector who hoarded this date and promoted it as a great rarity.  In fact, it can be found with relative ease (for a price, of course), especially since a hoard of 612 of 1844 Dimes was sold by Heritage in July 2003, allowing many collectors the opportunity to finally obtain an example.  

In top condition, the 1844 Dime is very elusive.  A small number of MS63 and MS65 examples are known and the best example is a single PCGS MS66 illustrated above (and formerly from the collection of Bob R. Simpson).

Gerry Fortin has identifed two different die varieties for this year: one for the Proof coinage and another for the regular issue coinage.  Interestingly enough, the reverse die used on the regular issue coins was later used again in 1845.