Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 847,000
Catalog: KM-92
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 2.49 Grams
ASW: 0.0720oz
Melt Value: (3/30/2015)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
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1862 10C MS obverse 1862 10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This issue's mintage doesn't suggest a very common coin, but then 1862 was not a normal year. Banks suspended specie (gold and silver coin) payments in December of 1861. Gold coins were hoarded almost immediately, and silver disappeared from circulation by the spring of '62. As a result of such hoarding, many 1862(P) dimes remained idle in vaults until discovered years later. A fair number of these found their way to collectors, making this issue still common today through the mid grades of Mint State.

All dimes of 1862-91 feature the sharper, Type 2 obverse having six lines visible above the LIBERTY banner. The most desirable variety pairs a repunched date obverse with a gouged reverse.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 1/3/2014

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1862 10C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 13.00 16.00 19.00 30.00 53.00 53.00 80.00 95.00 115 130 165 200 250 370 500 1300 3600 6600 - - -
$ 59.00 90.00 105 120 140 180 220 275 400 550 1500 4300 7500 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 173
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


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1/2/1997 NGC MS 64   Teletrade Auction 0907, 907/Lot# 1177 $250.70
3/11/2013 NGC MS 60   Teletrade Auction 3421, 3421/Lot# 1517 $100.00
11/1/2013 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2013 November 1 - 3 US Coin Signature Auction - New York Session(5), 1191/Lot# 7446 $329.00
8/5/2014 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(1), 1208/Lot# 3473 $2,438.13
8/17/2014 PCGS AU 50   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 817, 826/Lot# 1116 $85.00
1/25/2015 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131505/Lot# 21238 $399.50
2/5/2015 PCGS MS 65   Stack's Bowers 2015 Americana Auction, 6070/Lot# 1425 $822.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1862 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base455063761232122343043514094505396207259411138196932814319458950466682
4754679215321925732037042348056665579710071415240636274409474155910
00000025732037042348056665579710071415240636274409474100
00000028133539043650959369086910721692284439734499489400
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 3281
Owner: yeoldeone
 
Grade: MS 64
Points: 1138
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
 
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