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: $1.32 (5/22/2015)
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

Last Updated: 7/24/2014

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1837 SEATED 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 37.00 50.00 100.00 290 510 715 765 840 975 1375 1675 1950 4200 8250 15500 46000 62500 - -
$ 550 785 835 925 1075 1500 1825 2350 4500 10500 17750 - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 438
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 67


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6/7/2015 AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2015 June 4 - 7 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(5), 1221/Lot# 7359


Auction Prices Realized

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7/31/2006 NGC AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 98, 103/Lot# 382 $701.50
2/11/2007 NGC MS 64   Goldberg February 11-14, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 39/Lot# 1293 $2,875.00
9/22/2010 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2010 September Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1144, 1144/Lot# 3614 $12,650.00
2/20/2011 NGC VG 8   Teletrade Auction 3017, 3017/Lot# 1369 $103.50
5/29/2011 NGC MS 64   Bonhams Coins and Banknotes, 19158/Lot# 1033 $3,042.00
6/14/2011 NGC MS 62   Stack's Bowers The June 2011 Baltimore Auction, 92/Lot# 2285 $2,587.50
7/7/2011 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions 2011 July Orlando Summer FUN Signature US Coin Auction Session(4), 1157/Lot# 7851 $431.25
4/24/2013 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(2), 1184/Lot# 1721 $4,406.25
9/7/2014 PCGS VF 30   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/07/2014, 191/Lot# 209642 $332.00
3/1/2015 NGC XF 45   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131510/Lot# 23390 $493.50


NGC Registry

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