Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,053,115
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: $1.13 (9/2/2015)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
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1839 10C MS obverse 1839 10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This issue was produced in quantity, and examples are plentiful across all circulated grades. Mint State are not especially rare, though the number of gems falls short of those for 1837 and 1838 Philadelphia Mint dimes. As the novelty of this coin type had worn off by 1839, examples have survived unworn by mere chance.

Most 1839 dime are well struck, though a few may show slight weakness in the shield, as this was the deepest part of the obverse die cavity. Blurred or incomplete denticles are sometimes seen, but these are more the result of die erosion than striking weakness.

Mostly minor varieties are known for the 1839 dime, including slight repunching of numerals 39. Fortin's F-105c with its obverse die shattered in a pie wedge pattern is extremely popular.

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Last Updated: 7/15/2015

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1839 10C MS
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Base $ 18.00 23.00 30.00 38.00 145 250 285 330 370 460 650 950 1500 3200 5500 13000 20000 - -
$ 160 - 310 360 400 500 700 1025 1850 3650 7000 15000 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 229
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 68


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8/7/1996 NGC AU 55   Teletrade Auction 0865, 865/Lot# 1240 $130.80
5/30/2005 NGC MS 68   Goldberg May 30 - June 16, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 31/Lot# 154 $17,825.00
2/3/2011 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2011 February Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(4), 1152/Lot# 7802 $862.50
10/18/2012 PCGS MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2012 October 18-21 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(2), 1175/Lot# 3903 $9,987.50
11/15/2013 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2013 November 15 - 16 Selections from the Eric P. Newman Collection, Part II Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1190/Lot# 33104 $4,700.00
1/19/2014 NGC AU 53   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 787, 796/Lot# 10292 $250.00
6/3/2014 PCGS XF 40   Stack's Bowers June 2014 Baltimore, 6021/Lot# 3773 $111.63
9/7/2014 NGC AU 53   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/07/2014, 191/Lot# 213399 $260.00


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