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1846 DIME

PCGS Nos: 4588, 4733


Circulation strikes: 31,300
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

The finest Uncirculated example graded by PCGS is a single MS-63.

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 3 PR-64's.

Recent appearances:
EF-40.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part III", May 21, 2001, Lot 1409, not illustrated, sold for $1,035.00 From Stack's sale of September 1996, Lot 1159

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