Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 31,300
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: $1.13 (8/30/2015)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
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1846 10C MS obverse 1846 10C MS reverse

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There are no NGC varieties for this coin.

Description & Analysis

This is one of several Philadelphia Mint dimes from the 1840s having a lower than usual mintage. In fact, 1846 has the lowest mintage of any dime from that decade, and it is scarce in all circulated grades and quite rare in Mint State.

Just a single pair of dies was used for currency strikes and a separate pair for proofs, so there are no varieties.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/17/2015

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Total Graded: 55
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: F
High Grade: 61

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Auction Prices Realized

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6/10/2007 PCGS F 12   Teletrade Auction 2379, 2379/Lot# 1313 $448.00
1/7/2009 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2009 January Orlando, FL FUN Auction #1121, 1121/Lot# 3684 $86,250.00
4/27/2011 NGC AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2011 April Rosemont CSNS Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(1), 1154/Lot# 3280 $5,750.00
10/17/2012 PCGS F 12   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 1334 $569.88
8/18/2013 PCGS VF 30   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 765, 774/Lot# 25 $1,655.00
12/1/2013 PCGS G 4   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/01/2013, 103/Lot# 154870 $267.30
10/10/2014 PCGS VG 10   Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 14708 $423.00

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