Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Catalog: KM-63.1
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 2.67 Grams
ASW: 0.0773oz
Melt Value: $1.61 (7/26/2014)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1839 10C PF obverse 1839 10C PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

As is so often the case with pre-1850s USA proofs, experts are not in agreement as to the number known. Gerry Fortin reports seven known for 1839, while Walter Breen speculated that just three are known. Current research suggests that Fortin's number is more likely correct or certainly closer to fact.

Fortin identifies two die pairs used for these proofs, both having the eighth star from the left repunched.

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Last Updated: 1/3/2014

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1839 10C PF
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 3
Low Grade: 62
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 66


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4/16/2008 NGC PF 66   Heritage Auctions 2008 April Rosemont, IL (CSNS) Signature Coin Auction #1104, 1104/Lot# 2374 $74,750.00
5/28/2008 PCGS PF 62   Heritage Auctions 2008 May Long Beach, CA Signature Auction #1108, 1108/Lot# 102 $40,250.00
7/30/2008 NGC PF 62   Heritage Auctions 2008 July-August Baltimore, MD (ANA) US Coin Signature Auction #1114, 1114/Lot# 1613 $8,050.00
10/18/2012 NGC PF 66   Heritage Auctions 2012 October 18-21 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(2), 1175/Lot# 3938 $35,250.00
4/24/2013 NGC PF 66   Heritage Auctions 2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1184/Lot# 4187 $36,718.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1839 10C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3332375416332045052256863367477499012961494269934064694124322097335452
31233429021536347453758964670784610921362189529343835727315279257990
0000003634745375896467078461092136218952934383572731527900
0000004064985526116607409181194142822973170426498521812600
1839 10C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3332375416332045052256863367477499012961494269934064694124322097335452
31233429021536347453758964670784610921362189529343835727315279257990
0000003634745375896467078461092136218952934383572731527900
0000004064985526116607409181194142822973170426498521812600
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