Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,887,500
Catalog: KM-63.2
Obverse Designer: Robert B. Hughes
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 2.67 Grams
ASW: 0.0773oz
Melt Value: $1.12 (8/31/2015)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
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1842 10C MS obverse 1842 10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This issue enjoyed a generous mintage and is quite common in all circulated grades. Mint State pieces are only slightly scarce, though gems are quite rare.

The only collectable variety is a late die state of F-103 on which the obverse die has broken at the rim.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/15/2015

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1842 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 13.00 16.00 19.00 28.00 55.00 165 185 220 260 375 475 700 1325 4000 6400 14500 - - -
$ 70.00 - 205 245 285 425 525 775 1750 5100 - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 95
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
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Grade
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11/6/1996 NGC MS 66   Teletrade Auction 0891, 891/Lot# 1274 $2,996.00
6/30/1999 NGC AU 58   Teletrade Auction 1181, 1181/Lot# 1271 $141.70
5/4/2005 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2005 St. Louis, MO (CSNS) Signature Auction #372, 372/Lot# 6413 $977.50
9/21/2009 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 412, 418/Lot# 7337 $851.00
1/5/2011 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2011 January Tampa FUN Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(1), 1151/Lot# 3290 $2,300.00
6/3/2014 PCGS AU 55   Stack's Bowers June 2014 Baltimore, 6021/Lot# 3774 $193.88
8/31/2014 NGC AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/31/2014, 189/Lot# 138007 $325.00
10/12/2014 NGC AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/12/2014, 190/Lot# 138007 $325.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1842 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base45506376115220272539586663745820949110313931989338646695836617367418753
475467891502373615556126907708631000120015922455381450585948636274120
0000003615556126907708631000120015922455381450585948636200
0000004505706377187959061052129617902920424154476061655200
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 1044
Owner: BillJones
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 745
Owner: boosibri
 
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