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: $1.13 (8/29/2015)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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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

Last Updated: 7/15/2015

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1837 SEATED 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 37.00 50.00 100.00 290 525 725 800 900 1075 1400 1700 2000 4200 8500 15500 46000 - - -
$ 550 - - 950 1125 - - 2350 4750 11250 23000 - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 442
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 67


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9/20/2015 MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2015 September 17 - 20 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(1), 1224/Lot# 3401


Auction Prices Realized

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1/15/1996 NGC XF 45   Teletrade Auction 0806, 806/Lot# 269 $392.40
5/4/2005 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2005 St. Louis, MO (CSNS) Signature Auction #372, 372/Lot# 6384 $1,725.00
2/10/2008 PCGS AU 58   Goldberg February 10-13, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 44/Lot# 1992 $1,150.00
5/27/2012 NGC AU 55   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 19995/Lot# 1014 $362.00
10/17/2012 NGC MS 67   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 3074 $29,900.00
1/9/2013 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(2), 1181/Lot# 3945 $1,645.00
6/2/2013 PCGS Genuine AU   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/02/2013, 77/Lot# 95293 $528.00
3/21/2014 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2014 March 21 & 23 US Coins Signature Auction - San Francisco Session(3), 1198/Lot# 11197 $705.00
5/5/2014 PCGS XF 40   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3480, 6029/Lot# 20111 $405.38
5/11/2014 PCGS VF 35   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 803, 812/Lot# 596 $335.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1837 SEATED 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base14315120136680211521206141014661547168318652029225024333525475661699307103721120314098
1461682565119191170127414291493159217441920210323112797393552277215966210649121680
00000012741429149315921744192021032311279739355227721596621064900
000000134214471520163818041974217623723161434656988261100171092600
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 4981
Owner: DLCCOIN
 
Grade: MS 65
Points: 3852
Owner: 49er
 
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