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1838 DIME

PCGS No: 4568, 4569, 4570

Mintage:
Circulation strikes: 1,992,500 
Proofs: 
estimated 5

Designer: Obverse by Thomas Sully, executed by Christian Gobrecht; Reverse by Christian Gobrecht

Diameter: 17.9 millimeters

Metal content:
Silver - 90%
Copper - 10%

Weight: 41.3 grains (27 grams)

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: None (for Philadelphia, PA) below DIME on the reverse

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated "Large Stars" example graded by PCGS is a single MS-67.

The finest Uncirculated "Small Stars" examples graded by PCGS are 8 MS-65's.

The finest Uncirculated "Partial Drapery" example graded by PCGS is a single MS-67.

Recent appearances:
NGC MS-66.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6935, "Large Stars", illustrated, sold for $3,220.00

NGC MS-66.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 1571, "Large Stars", illustrated, sold for $2,645.00

NGC MS-66.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 255, "Large Stars", illustrated, not sold

PCGS MS-65.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 1572, "Large Stars", illustrated, sold for $2,875.00

NGC MS-65.  Ex - Superior Galleries "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 178, "No Drapery, Large Stars", sold for $2,127.50

MS-63.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "2000 Santa Clara" Sale, November 16-17, 2000, Lot 5230, "Large Stars", not illustrated, sold for $483.00

NGC MS-63.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 1502, "Large stars", sold for $414.00

PCGS MS-62.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 7249, "Small Stars", not illustrated, sold for $575.00

Brilliant Uncirculated, or nearly so.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 498, "No Drapery, Large Stars", not plated, sold for $172.50

AU-58.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 499, "Large Stars", not illustrated, sold for $265.00

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"The PCGS Population Report, October 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service