Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $10 (1838-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 18,623
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 16.7200g
AGW: 0.4837oz
Melt Value: $868.16 (5/6/2021)
Diameter: 27mm
Edge: Reeded
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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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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/29/2020

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1842 SMALL DATE $10 MS
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Base $ 1050 1050 1125 1150 1600 1875 2450 3750 8250 14500 19000 25500 60000 - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 113
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 61

The chart showing VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 5/4/2021 1842 SMALL DATE $10 MS
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Total----26221721291234---------116
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1842 SMALL DATE $10 MS PL
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1842 SMALL DATE $10 MS
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Base111174597415521969364243335128556356565922654579101523322497337115120378753122529
1112498211166169125263872459852735594574461297000103511765426235395416038693345128655
000000169125263872459852735594574461297000103511765426235395416038600
000000183030844102486354185625583363377455127922007529973453726956900
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Grade: AU 53
Points: 3642
Owner: Bryan Harris
 
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