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1854 DIME

PCGS Nos: 4605, 4743


Circulation strikes: 4,470,000
estimated 20

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: 38 grains (2.5 grams)

Edge: Reeded

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

The finest Uncirculated example graded by PCGS and a single MS-67.

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 3 PR-65's.

Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-64.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 1509 Not sold

Choice Brilliant Uncirculated, with claims to Gem.  Ex - Stack's "The Marvin Taichert Collection of U.S. Type Coins", May 9, 2001, Lot 91, plated, sold for $977.50

PCGS MS-63.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 7252, not illustrated, not sold

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