Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 245,000
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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1847 10C MS obverse 1847 10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The Philadelphia Mint coined nearly eight times as many dimes in 1847 as it did the previous year, and this issue is common across most grades. Only in Mint State does it become scarce, with gems being very rare.

The date logotypes for 1847 and 1848 were awkwardly large, and they barely fit within the exergue beneath Liberty's base. This crowding resulting in one die having the date overlap this base. While not rare, it appeals to collectors for its visual effect.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 1/3/2014

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1847 10C MS
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Base $ 18.00 30.00 60.00 90.00 165 165 460 600 825 950 1300 1450 2250 3450 4750 6500 12000 - - - -
$ 185 500 660 900 1050 1450 1600 2500 3750 5500 7500 14000 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 36
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 65


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Auction Prices Realized

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1/29/2001 PCGS AU 55   Teletrade Auction 1401, 1401/Lot# 1185 $250.70
4/5/2001 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2001 April Indianapolis, IN (CSNS) Signature Sale #256, 256/Lot# 6157 $4,082.50
1/5/2011 PCGS AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2011 January Tampa FUN Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(6), 1151/Lot# 10095 $402.50
2/2/2012 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2012 February 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(1), 1167/Lot# 3331 $1,495.00
9/6/2012 PCGS VF 35   Heritage Auctions 2012 September 6-9 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(4), 1174/Lot# 7789 $164.50
6/29/2014 NGC   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/29/2014, 187/Lot# 115684 $200.00


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