Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Catalog: KM-A63.2
Obverse Designer: Robert B. Hughes
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 2.49 Grams
ASW: 0.0720oz
Melt Value: $1.42 (4/18/2014)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1857 10C PF obverse 1857 10C PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1857 proof dime seems to be slightly more scarce than the 1856 edition with which it shares a common reverse die. No mintage figures were kept for proof coin sales before 1860, so the number minted remains unknown.

Cameo examples are extremely rare, but a few are available to the advanced collector.

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Last Updated: 1/3/2014

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1857 10C PF
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 1975 2100 2350 3200 4600 7000 11000 20000 - - -
$ - - - - - 2175 2300 2550 3400 5000 7750 12500 - -
1857 10C PF Cameo
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 5750 7600 - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 37
Low Grade: 62
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
8/17/1996 PCGS PF 64   Heritage Auctions 1996 ANA Signature Sale #163, 163/Lot# 6972 $2,860.00
2/20/2005 PCGS PF 63   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 1075 $3,450.00
1/3/2012 PCGS PF 64   Heritage Auctions 2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando Session(6), 1166/Lot# 5505 $3,737.50
2/28/2012 NGC PF 66   Cameo Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 2005 $6,641.25
8/2/2012 NGC PF 65   Heritage Auctions 2012 August 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Philadelphia Session(1), 1173/Lot# 3207 $4,112.50
11/29/2012 PCGS PF 64   Heritage Auctions 2012 November 29 - December 2 US Coin Signature Auction - Houston Session(1), 1177/Lot# 3458 $3,055.00
1/9/2013 NGC PF 66   Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(4), 1181/Lot# 5762 $8,812.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1857 10C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333334296278639971063122915442149314642845326691280198960
333333314549570590710191118133417452481352546315854728183320
000000314549570590710191118133417452481352546315854728100
000000328756178495210411173143919472813390449786383765000
1857 10C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333346367492510661135130916392270330744855563719883389307
333333315653375797210891193141918492615369948446108757886610
000000315653375797210891193141918492615369948446108757800
0000003309603841101911121251152920592961409252036653795800
1857 10C PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333350072198311311204138417282384345746745783746586359629
3333333168573808103211551264149819462741386250436343785589660
0000003168573808103211551264149819462741386250436343785500
0000003334647895108111791324161321653099426854136904824500
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