Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,026,500
Catalog: KM-63.2
Obverse Designer: Robert B. Hughes
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 2.67 Grams
ASW: 0.0773oz
Melt Value: $1.52 (4/20/2014)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1851 10C MS obverse 1851 10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Due to the rising price of silver after 1849, most 1851 dimes failed to circulate extensively at the time. Some were hoarded for their bullion value, probably accounting for the Mint State survivors, while others were shipped overseas where they either circulated locally or were melted for their bullion value.

One obverse die features both a repunched date and a misplaced date. This die, when in its early die state and paired with a rusted reverse, is a Top 100 variety.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 1/3/2014

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1851 10C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 13.00 15.00 18.00 26.00 55.00 55.00 150 170 210 245 360 400 650 950 2400 4950 8250 14000 - - -
$ 70.00 165 190 230 265 390 440 700 1250 2750 6325 9000 20500 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 71
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 67


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5/4/2005 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2005 St. Louis, MO (CSNS) Signature Auction #372, 372/Lot# 6434 $1,380.00
2/14/2008 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2008 February Long Beach, CA Signature Coin Auction #460, 460/Lot# 100 $2,760.00
4/28/2009 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2009 April-May Cincinnati, OH (CSNS) US Coin Auction #1124, 1124/Lot# 124 $1,840.00
7/5/2009 PCGS XF 45   Teletrade Auction 2714, 2714/Lot# 1498 $80.50
10/17/2012 NGC MS 64   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 1335 $1,840.00
7/21/2013 PCGS AU 50   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 761, 770/Lot# 93 $170.00
7/27/2013 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 1740 $1,468.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1851 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1323741459822733647155165972580210441333226834863817504912014196601
113338426214126338149758768175088211401644267435964227737014562196600
0000002633814975876817508821140164426743596422773701456200
0000002994265246237037769631236195630803706463896921711100
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 5049
Owner: yeoldeone
 
Grade: MS 63
Points: 1333
Owner: Gerry Fortin
 
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