Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 682,500
Catalog: KM-61
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 2.67 Grams
ASW: 0.0773oz
Melt Value: $1.21 (11/29/2014)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
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1837 SEATED 10C MS obverse 1837 SEATED 10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Coining of the new Seated Liberty Dime began June 30, 1837 with the striking of a few proofs for presentation. Though the total minted for circulation by year's end was not especially high, this date is fairly common in Mint State. Many were preserved by the public for their novelty. Most unworn survivors are of the Large Date style, as this was the first variety coined and released. The Small Date (photos) is noticeably more scarce in Mint State, though not truly rare.

Unlike the half dime, for which the terms Large Date and Small Date describe differences in font rather than size, the distinctions seen on the dime are ones of both style and size. Minor date repunchings are reported for the Large Date coins, but these are of interest only to series specialists. Gerry Fortin's Top 100 includes two entries for cracked and/or clashed dies.

Most 1837 Seated Liberty Dimes are well struck, with only minor weakness sometimes seen in the shield lines and/or the denticles. Mint State pieces, though plentiful, are in great demand as the only common date of this subtype without stars.

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Price Guide

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1837 SEATED 10C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 37.00 50.00 100.00 290 510 510 715 765 840 975 1175 1375 1675 1950 4200 8250 15500 46000 62500 - -
$ 550 785 835 925 1075 1275 1500 1825 2350 4500 10500 17750 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 441
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 67


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3/30/1998 PCGS AU 50   Teletrade Auction 1036, 1036/Lot# 1255 $545.00
2/11/2000 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2000 February Long Beach Sale #222, 222/Lot# 5459 $3,680.00
7/26/2003 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2003 July Baltimore, MD. Signature Sale #328, 328/Lot# 6493 $2,990.00
2/20/2005 PCGS AU 58   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 1071 $690.00
5/29/2011 NGC MS 64   Bonhams Coins and Banknotes, 19158/Lot# 1033 $3,042.00
1/9/2013 PCGS VF 30   Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(7), 1181/Lot# 9440 $331.35
12/15/2013 PCGS VG 10   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 782, 791/Lot# 165 $75.00
4/1/2014 NGC AU 55   Stack's Bowers March 2014 Baltimore Auction, 6008/Lot# 7604 $540.50
9/7/2014 PCGS VF 30   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/07/2014, 191/Lot# 209642 $332.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1837 SEATED 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base181102201551958108812061293134814271477155817532048300938524694661690841608624200
27881353176861001112712351311137414431504162318512368329041325334743811418187900
00000011271235131113741443150416231851236832904132533474381141800
00000011661264132914001460153116881949268835714413597582611375200
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 3852
Owner: 49er
 
Grade: MS 65
Points: 3852
Owner: David Mullins
 
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