Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,622,500
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: $1.59 (7/30/2014)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1841 10C MS obverse 1841 10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This issue had a generous mintage, and worn examples are common. Mint State pieces are scarce but not rare. Gems, however, are seldom seen.

Like all dimes of the 1840-60 subtype, the 1841 Philadelphia Mint issue is subject to some weakness on Liberty's head and the wreath's bow knot. These deep features of the dies were directly opposite one another in the press, and this inhibited full striking.

A few repunched date varieties are known. When paired with late die state reverses they are included within Fortin's Top 100.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 1/3/2014

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1841 10C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 13.00 17.00 20.00 30.00 65.00 65.00 150 170 240 340 375 400 550 735 1425 4150 7200 13000 - - -
$ 73.00 165 190 265 385 410 440 600 800 1575 5000 7900 15000 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 78
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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3/22/1997 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 1997 Mid-Winter ANA Signature Sale #169, 169/Lot# 5900 $2,587.50
12/12/2005 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2005 December Dallas Signature Auction #398, 398/Lot# 432 $2,530.00
6/26/2008 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2008 June West Palm Beach, FL (Summer FUN) Signature Coin Auction #1110, 1110/Lot# 5510 $149.50
10/24/2010 NGC MS 63   Teletrade Auction 2947, 2947/Lot# 1414 $690.00
1/6/2013 NGC Details XF Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/06/2013, 56/Lot# 93543 $33.11
6/5/2013 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2013 June 5 - 9 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(3), 1186/Lot# 4424 $4,700.00
8/8/2013 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2013 August 8 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Rosemont Session(6), 1188/Lot# 7499 $305.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1841 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base128323754115234336439502588642674783104415582555300944039254150201
10293342741542683704605306066527108701215189027063473602011176150200
000000268370460530606652710870121518902706347360201117600
000000302404481559624663746957138622222857393876371309800
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 4403
Owner: yeoldeone
 
Grade: MS 64
Points: 1558
Owner: Gerry Fortin
 
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