Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,026,500
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: $1.25 (5/3/2015)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
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1851 10C MS obverse 1851 10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Due to the rising price of silver after 1849, most 1851 dimes failed to circulate extensively at the time. Some were hoarded for their bullion value, probably accounting for the Mint State survivors, while others were shipped overseas where they either circulated locally or were melted for their bullion value.

One obverse die features both a repunched date and a misplaced date. This die, when in its early die state and paired with a rusted reverse, is a Top 100 variety.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 1/3/2014

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1851 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 13.00 15.00 18.00 26.00 55.00 150 170 210 245 400 650 950 2400 4950 8250 14000 - - -
$ 70.00 165 190 230 265 440 700 1250 2750 6325 9000 20500 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 72
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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9/10/2006 NGC MS 62   Goldberg September 10-13, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 37/Lot# 94 $437.00
6/30/2008 PCGS AU 50   Teletrade Auction 2551, 2551/Lot# 1411 $201.60
4/28/2009 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2009 April-May Cincinnati, OH (CSNS) US Coin Auction #1124, 1124/Lot# 124 $1,840.00
9/21/2009 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 412, 418/Lot# 7345 $184.00
10/17/2012 NGC MS 64   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 1335 $1,840.00
1/13/2013 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131304/Lot# 20926 $170.38
4/6/2014 NGC VF 30   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131415/Lot# 28546 $48.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1851 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base45505972106220272502551642715925990133316582699380047565922626368378869
475363831442373495185816667859471104144120053066411951456036645475140
0000003495185816667859471104144120053066411951456036645400
0000004255356126918559681219155023523433443755336149664600
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 1658
Owner: Gerry Fortin
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 1333
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
 
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