Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,026,500
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: $1.51 (8/21/2014)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1851 10C MS obverse 1851 10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Due to the rising price of silver after 1849, most 1851 dimes failed to circulate extensively at the time. Some were hoarded for their bullion value, probably accounting for the Mint State survivors, while others were shipped overseas where they either circulated locally or were melted for their bullion value.

One obverse die features both a repunched date and a misplaced date. This die, when in its early die state and paired with a rusted reverse, is a Top 100 variety.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 1/3/2014

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1851 10C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 13.00 15.00 18.00 26.00 55.00 55.00 150 170 210 245 360 400 650 950 2400 4950 8250 14000 - - -
$ 70.00 165 190 230 265 390 440 700 1250 2750 6325 9000 20500 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 72
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 67


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11/13/2007 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2007 November Dallas, TX US Coin Final Session #453, 453/Lot# 7586 $431.25
4/28/2009 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2009 April-May Cincinnati, OH (CSNS) US Coin Auction #1124, 1124/Lot# 124 $1,840.00
7/5/2009 PCGS XF 45   Teletrade Auction 2714, 2714/Lot# 1498 $80.50
7/31/2009 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2009 August Los Angeles, CA US Coin Auction #1128, 1128/Lot# 7612 $299.00
9/21/2009 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 412, 418/Lot# 7345 $184.00
10/18/2012 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2012 October 18-21 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(2), 1175/Lot# 3909 $1,411.18
7/7/2013 PCGS Genuine XF   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131329/Lot# 20170 $39.00
7/27/2013 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 1740 $1,468.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1851 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3750597210622023750255164271592599013331658269938004756592212033196651
41536383144225325518581666785946110414412005306641185144795914577196650
00000032551858166678594611041441200530664118514479591457700
00000041353461169085596812181549235234334437553399961712100
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 5922
Owner: yeoldeone
 
Grade: MS 63
Points: 1658
Owner: Gerry Fortin
 
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