Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,540,000
Catalog: KM-A63.2
Obverse Designer: Robert B. Hughes
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 2.49 Grams
ASW: 0.0720oz
Melt Value: $1.10 (10/4/2015)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
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1858 10C MS obverse 1858 10C MS reverse

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Description & Analysis

1858 was the final year in which mintages exceeded actually circulation demand, as the Mint was paying out dimes and other fractional silver coins in exchange for its silver bullion purchases at subsidized prices.

Though produced in quantity, the 1858 Philadelphia Mint dime is not common in the higher circulated grades. In fact, Mint State examples may be more often seen, though precious few are gems. One would not know this from most value guides, which treat it solely as a type coin.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/20/2015

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1858 10C MS
Base $ 13.00 15.00 18.00 25.00 55.00 150 160 175 200 310 370 575 1050 2500 4250 8800 - - -
$ 70.00 - - 195 220 - 425 650 1200 2900 5000 - -

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Total Graded: 135
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 68

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Auction Prices Realized

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Sale / Lot
11/10/2010 PCGS F 15   Teletrade Auction 2958, 2958/Lot# 1240 $23.00
8/15/2011 NGC MS 65   Stack's Bowers The August 2011 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 115/Lot# 8332 $3,162.50
12/8/2011 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2011 December 8-11 US Coins Signature Auction- New York Session(4), 1162/Lot# 7780 $219.65
2/12/2012 PCGS MS 60   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/12/2012, 7/Lot# 36180 $199.10
9/2/2012 PCGS AU 55   Goldberg September 2-5, 2012 The September 2-5, 2012, 70/Lot# 883 $172.50
10/18/2012 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2012 October 18-21 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(5), 1175/Lot# 8222 $305.50
11/29/2012 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2012 November 29 - December 2 US Coin Signature Auction - Houston Session(4), 1177/Lot# 8329 $426.53
6/16/2013 PCGS AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 756, 765/Lot# 624 $240.00

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1858 10C MS
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 1239
Owner: Gerry Fortin
Grade: MS 62
Points: 933
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
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