Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $10 (1838-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 81,507
Catalog: KM-66.2
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 16.7180g
AGW: 0.4837oz
Melt Value: $602.84 (10/20/2014)
Diameter: 27mm
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1842 SMALL DATE $10 MS obverse 1842 SMALL DATE $10 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The Small Date 1842 is a bit less rare than its Large Date counterpart, but is quite a challenging coin to locate, nevertheless, and one that is especially elusive in higher grades.

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1842 SMALL DATE $10 MS
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Base $ 875 900 925 1000 1375 1375 2050 2750 4300 8800 16500 18000 26000 55000 - - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 90
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 61


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Auction Prices Realized

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8/7/1998 PCGS MS 60   Heritage Auctions 1998 ANA Signature Sale #190, 190/Lot# 7746 $11,212.50
5/31/2001 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2001 June Long Beach Signature Sale #263, 263/Lot# 9064 $2,875.00
2/24/2003 NGC AU 55   Goldberg February 24-25, 2003 Coin Auction, 17/Lot# 2086 $1,725.00
9/6/2004 NGC MS 60   Goldberg September 6-7, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 26/Lot# 1696 $10,925.00
11/21/2010 NGC AU 55   Teletrade Auction 2963, 2963/Lot# 5453 $1,610.00
9/2/2012 NGC AU 50   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131237/Lot# 21276 $1,410.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1842 SMALL DATE $10 MS
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Base111174597415521969364243335128556356565922654579101523322497337115120378753122529
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000000169125263872459852735594574461297000103511765426235395416038600
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1842 SMALL DATE $10 MS Prooflike
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