Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 72,500
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: $1.38 (9/21/2014)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1844 10C MS obverse 1844 10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The low mintage of this issue is a clear indicator of rarity, though this has been exaggerated over the years. In the 1930s and '40s a writer for a popular magazine deemed this issue to be the "Little Orphan Annie" dime and heavily promoted it. Though indeed quite scarce, it is not a great rarity. Well worn examples are usually available, though grades above Fine will be quite challenging. Those pieces surviving in Mint State tend to be well struck.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 1/3/2014

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1844 10C MS
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Base $ 225 325 440 675 1150 1150 2250 2850 3200 3600 4750 6000 8250 15750 35000 65000 - - - - -
$ 1250 2500 3250 3500 3950 5250 6600 9000 17000 47500 75000 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 94
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: VF
High Grade: 65


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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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2/5/2006 PCGS XF 40   Goldberg February 5-8, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 34/Lot# 654 $1,322.50
12/4/2006 NGC F 12   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 116, 121/Lot# 677 $546.25
11/30/2011 PCGS F 15   Teletrade Auction 3182, 3182/Lot# 1144 $360.00
7/12/2012 NGC VF 25   Heritage Auctions 2012 July 12-15 US Coin Summer FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(4), 1172/Lot# 7886 $402.50
9/30/2012 NGC AG 3   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131241/Lot# 28063 $99.88
2/22/2013 NGC VG 10   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 6950 $224.43
6/29/2014 PCGS MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/29/2014, 187/Lot# 162265 $14,000.00


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