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: $1.12 (7/6/2015)
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
Base $ 13.00 16.00 19.00 30.00 53.00 80.00 95.00 115 130 200 250 370 500 1300 3600 6600 - - -
$ 59.00 90.00 105 120 140 220 275 400 550 1500 4300 7500 -

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Total Graded: 178
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67

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Auction Prices Realized

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1/2/1997 NGC MS 64   Teletrade Auction 0907, 907/Lot# 1177 $250.70
1/5/2011 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2011 January Tampa FUN Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(1), 1151/Lot# 3299 $4,600.00
11/29/2012 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2012 November 29 - December 2 US Coin Signature Auction - Houston Session(4), 1177/Lot# 8336 $329.00
7/11/2013 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2013 July 11 - 14 US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(5), 1187/Lot# 7611 $470.00
8/17/2014 PCGS AU 50   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 817, 826/Lot# 1116 $85.00
1/29/2015 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 29 - February 1 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(2), 1217/Lot# 3683 $881.25
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
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 1138
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
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