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

1845 10C (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS65
PCGS #:
4586
Diameter:
17.90 millimeters
Designer:
Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht
Weight:
2.67 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
1,755,000
Metal Content:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$6,900 • PCGS MS66 CAC • 9-22-2010 • Heritage
Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 800 R-5.4 24 / 34 TIE 72 / 122 TIE
60 or Better 100 R-8.0 24 / 34 TIE 70 / 122 TIE
65 or Better 2 R-9.9 11 / 34 TIE 18 / 122 TIE
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66+ PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade

Bob R. Simpson Collection of Seated Dimes - Heritage 9/2010:3629, $6,900 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 5/2015:98225, $4,935

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

Bob R. Simpson Collection of Seated Dimes - Heritage 9/2010:3629, $6,900 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 5/2015:98225, $4,935

2 MS66 PCGS grade  
2 MS66 PCGS grade  
2 MS66 estimated grade  
2 MS66 estimated grade  
2 MS66 estimated grade  
8 MS65 PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2015:3796, $3,290

8 MS65 PCGS grade
8 MS65 estimated grade  

Ron Guth: The large mintage of the 1845 Dime makes it one of the more common dates in the 1840's.  Because 1845 Dimes are usually struck well and can be found in nice condition at affordable prices, they are often the date of choice for type collectors.  The proper term for Mint State 1845 Dimes is "scarce", but there are quite a few examples in the MS62 to MS64 range.  Gems are truly rare and only a few have been graded better than MS65.  In fact, the finest example known today is the colorfully toned PCGS MS66+ illustrated above -- it is the only one at that level and none have been graded higher by PCGS.