Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 72,500
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: $1.14 (8/3/2015)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
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1844 10C MS obverse 1844 10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The low mintage of this issue is a clear indicator of rarity, though this has been exaggerated over the years. In the 1930s and '40s a writer for a popular magazine deemed this issue to be the "Little Orphan Annie" dime and heavily promoted it. Though indeed quite scarce, it is not a great rarity. Well worn examples are usually available, though grades above Fine will be quite challenging. Those pieces surviving in Mint State tend to be well struck.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/15/2015

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 95
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: VF
High Grade: 65


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
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Price
5/27/2007 PCGS F 15   Goldberg May 27-30, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 41/Lot# 317 $483.00
3/28/2010 PCGS VF 30   Teletrade Auction 2830, 2830/Lot# 1958 $632.50
4/1/2014 PCGS VG 8   Stack's Bowers March 2014 Baltimore Auction, 6008/Lot# 7605 $293.75
4/20/2014 NGC MS 84   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 800, 809/Lot# 1028 $161.00
6/29/2014 PCGS MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/29/2014, 187/Lot# 162265 $14,000.00
9/14/2014 NGC G 6   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131438/Lot# 27803 $152.75
10/10/2014 PCGS F 12   Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 14707 $270.25
3/1/2015 PCGS G 6   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131510/Lot# 23391 $159.80


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