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: $1.16 (12/20/2014)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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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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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: 172
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


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4/8/1994 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 1994 Indianapolis Bullet Sale #117, 117/Lot# 214 $308.00
1/24/2005 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #25, 29/Lot# 161 $184.00
11/6/2007 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2007 November Dallas, TX US Coin Signature Auction #452, 452/Lot# 385 $977.50
7/21/2009 PCGS Genuine Genuine   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 29081/Lot# 20085 $74.00
11/7/2011 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2011 November 7-9 US Coins Signature Auction - Beverly Hills Session(4), 1161/Lot# 7620 $138.00
3/4/2012 PCGS XF 45   Teletrade Auction 3235, 3235/Lot# 1335 $69.00
10/17/2012 PCGS MS 65   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 1348 $1,063.75
11/29/2012 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2012 November 29 - December 2 US Coin Signature Auction - Houston Session(4), 1177/Lot# 8337 $440.63


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1862 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base13232375081151220292336398437450477527865173021243987641211
11323341601041742443063564114414594936391153186127454795641210
0000001742443063564114414594936391153186127454795641200
0000001972683213774244454685107521441199233665603641200
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 2124
Owner: yeoldeone
 
Grade: MS 64
Points: 865
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
 
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