Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 464,000
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: $1.23 (5/24/2015)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
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1868 10C MS obverse 1868 10C MS reverse

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Description & Analysis

The Philadelphia Mint's output of dimes began to rise beginning in 1868, and this issue is only slightly scarce in lower grades. It becomes much more challenging to locate in grades XF and higher, though even Mint State coins are not as rare as the P-Mint dimes of 1863-67.

Gerry Fortin's website lists a dozen die marriages, each one representing a single usage of their respective dies. Most examples are well struck, the one illustrated being particularly bold. The most desirable variety for currency strikes is F-103, which displaying repunched numerals 18.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 1/3/2014

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1868 10C MS
Base $ 16.00 20.00 30.00 50.00 105 225 300 350 400 525 675 800 1450 3750 5500 - - - -
$ 115 245 330 390 440 575 725 900 1600 4100 6000 - -

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Total Graded: 38
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 66

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Auction Prices Realized

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Sale / Lot
4/18/2005 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #35, 39/Lot# 218 $776.25
5/30/2005 NGC MS 65   Goldberg May 30 - June 16, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 31/Lot# 159 $2,530.00
3/2/2008 PCGS AU 53   Teletrade Auction 2497, 2497/Lot# 1244 $358.40
8/11/2011 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2011 August Chicago Signature US Coin & Platinum Night Auction Session(6), 1158/Lot# 9619 $747.50
10/27/2014 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2014 October 27 The Eugene H. Gardner Collection II US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1214/Lot# 98268 $2,820.00
3/6/2015 NGC MS 65   Stack's Bowers March 2015 Portland ANA, 6103/Lot# 122 $3,818.75
4/26/2015 NGC XF 45   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131518/Lot# 21098 $117.50

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1868 10C MS
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 3558
Owner: yeoldeone
Grade: MS 64
Points: 2087
Owner: Gerry Fortin
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