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: $1.29 (5/28/2015)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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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: 7/24/2014

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1846 10C MS
Base $ 410 525 625 1300 3400 8100 9750 14000 30000 40000 - 68500 - - - - - - -
$ 3750 9000 10750 15500 - - - 107500 - - - - -

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Total Graded: 53
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: VF
High Grade: 61

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7/16/2012 PCGS VF 20   Teletrade Auction 3312, 3312/Lot# 1764 $825.00
2/7/2013 PCGS AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2013 February 7 -8 & 10 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(1), 1182/Lot# 3321 $6,462.50
8/18/2013 PCGS VF 30   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 765, 774/Lot# 25 $1,655.00
3/23/2014 PCGS XF 40   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/23/2014, 178/Lot# 181699 $2,860.00
6/23/2014 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2014 June 23 The Eugene H. Gardner Collection of US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1213/Lot# 30250 $47,000.00
10/30/2014 NGC VF 30   Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 4106 $1,116.25
1/29/2015 PCGS F 12   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 29 - February 1 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1217/Lot# 7291 $646.25

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