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: $717.96 (10/21/2019)
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: 4/15/2019

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1842 SMALL DATE $10 MS
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Base $ 975 1000 1025 1200 1600 1750 2450 3750 8250 14500 19000 29000 60500 - - - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 108
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: 10/8/2019 1842 SMALL DATE $10 MS
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Base----26221718251233---------108
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Total----26221719271233---------111
 ----2 %5 %20 %15 %17 %24 %11 %3 %3 %--------- 

Auction Prices Realized

A random selection of coins is shown below.

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
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
7/15/2012 NGC XF 45   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/15/2012, 31/Lot# 62287 $1,017.50
8/8/2014 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 4372 $7,813.75
1/7/2015 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(7), 1216/Lot# 7207 $2,115.00
2/26/2015 NGC AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2015 February 26 - March 1 PNG Dallas Invitational US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(3), 1218/Lot# 4175 $1,175.00
10/31/2016 PCGS XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2016 October 31 - November 2 US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(2), 1241/Lot# 4591 $1,292.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1842 $10 MS SMALL DATE Prooflike
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1842 $10 MS SMALL DATE
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Base111174597415521969364243335128556356565922654579101523322497337115120378753122529
11124982111661691252638724598527355945744612970001035117654262353954160386933450
000000169125263872459852735594574461297000103511765426235395416038600
000000183030844102486354185625583363377455127922007529973453726956900
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Grade: AU 53
Points: 3642
Owner: boosibri
 
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