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1845 DIME

PCGS Nos: 4586, 4732

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 1,755,000
Proofs: 
estimated 10

Designer: Obverse by Thomas Sully, executed by Christian Gobrecht, modified by Robert Ball Hughes; Reverse by Christian Gobrecht, modified by Robert Ball Hughes

Diameter: 17.9 millimeters

Metal content:
Silver - 90%
Copper - 10%

Weight: 41 grains (2.7 grams)

Edge: Reeded

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

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated example graded by PCGS is a single MS-65.

The finest Proof example graded by PCGS is a single PR-64.

Significant examples:
"Proof" (illustrated above).  Ex - Pittman

Recent appearances:
PCGS Proof-63.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions "Baltimore Signature Sale", July 26-28, 2003, Lot 6568

VF-20.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 590, sold for $690.00

Very Good to Fine.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 503, "Orphan Annie Dime", not plated, sold for $299.00

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