Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,931,500
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: $1.33 (5/25/2015)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
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1850 10C MS obverse 1850 10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

By 1850 the effects of the California Gold Rush were being felt in the falling price of gold as measured against silver. This made the nation's silver coins worth slightly more than face, which led to hoarding and some exportation as bullion.

The 1850 Philadelphia Mint dime reflects this trend in that a higher than usual percentage of Mint State pieces is known. Some of these are from a hoard that surfaced in the 1970s. Most examples are reasonably well struck, but the coin illustrated shows obvious weakness within the wreath and the stars at right.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 1/3/2014

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1850 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 15.00 18.00 24.00 30.00 85.00 155 160 205 240 350 460 685 1525 7000 17000 - - - -
$ 95.00 170 180 230 265 385 500 750 1840 8000 20700 - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 141
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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6/27/2005 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 43: The Cook Family Collection, 47/Lot# 584 $247.25
7/31/2009 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2009 August Los Angeles, CA US Coin Auction #1128, 1128/Lot# 468 $1,150.00
3/11/2012 NGC Details F Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/11/2012, 12/Lot# 35096 $21.00
10/29/2012 NGC XF 40   Teletrade Auction 3372, 3372/Lot# 1620 $65.00
2/22/2013 PCGS MS 62   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 6954 $512.30
8/11/2013 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131334/Lot# 20068 $84.00
10/10/2014 PCGS   Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 14709 $32.90


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1850 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base54597298123320351515527631705802908108113752143443164006760713677679994
566381106189330406519562656737837966117916312906508765206885734685090
000000406519562656737837966117916312906508765206885734600
0000004605235966807708731023127718873668574466407011755700
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 1375
Owner: Gerry Fortin
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 551
Owner: Stephen420
 
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