Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,887,500
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: $1.58 (7/31/2014)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1842 10C MS obverse 1842 10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This issue enjoyed a generous mintage and is quite common in all circulated grades. Mint State pieces are only slightly scarce, though gems are quite rare.

The only collectable variety is a late die state of F-103 on which the obverse die has broken at the rim.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 1/3/2014

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1842 10C MS
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Base $ 13.00 16.00 19.00 28.00 55.00 55.00 165 185 220 260 300 375 475 700 1325 3850 7900 13500 - - -
$ 70.00 185 205 245 285 340 425 525 775 1450 4300 9000 15500 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 91
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 67


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8/9/2014 MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(1), 1208/Lot# 3462


Auction Prices Realized

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2/11/2000 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2000 February Long Beach Sale #222, 222/Lot# 5462 $2,760.00
2/14/2008 NGC MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2008 February Long Beach, CA Signature Coin Auction #460, 460/Lot# 97 $10,350.00
9/21/2009 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 412, 418/Lot# 7337 $851.00
1/2/2011 PCGS G 4   Teletrade Auction 2988, 2988/Lot# 1292 $26.00
12/2/2012 NGC Details UNC Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131250/Lot# 28755 $211.50
11/15/2013 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2013 November 15 - 16 Selections from the Eric P. Newman Collection, Part II Signature Auction - New York Session(4), 1190/Lot# 34231 $317.25
7/6/2014 NGC AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/06/2014, 188/Lot# 138007 $325.00


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