Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 682,500
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 2.6700g
ASW: 0.0773oz
Melt Value: $1.32 (10/17/2017)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
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1837 SEATED 10C MS obverse 1837 SEATED 10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Coining of the new Seated Liberty Dime began June 30, 1837 with the striking of a few proofs for presentation. Though the total minted for circulation by year's end was not especially high, this date is fairly common in Mint State. Many were preserved by the public for their novelty. Most unworn survivors are of the Large Date style, as this was the first variety coined and released. The Small Date (photos) is noticeably more scarce in Mint State, though not truly rare.

Unlike the half dime, for which the terms Large Date and Small Date describe differences in font rather than size, the distinctions seen on the dime are ones of both style and size. Minor date repunchings are reported for the Large Date coins, but these are of interest only to series specialists. Gerry Fortin's Top 100 includes two entries for cracked and/or clashed dies.

Most 1837 Seated Liberty Dimes are well struck, with only minor weakness sometimes seen in the shield lines and/or the denticles. Mint State pieces, though plentiful, are in great demand as the only common date of this subtype without stars.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/22/2016

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1837 SEATED 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 37.00 50.00 110 280 525 765 825 940 1100 1250 1400 1825 2100 4300 8000 14500 37500 58500 - -
$ - - - 970 1135 - 1500 - - - 11250 18500 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 474
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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7/5/2006 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2006 July Dallas, TX Coin Signature Auction #407, 407/Lot# 606 $2,070.00
9/23/2007 NGC MS 67   Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 2587 $31,625.00
2/10/2008 PCGS AU 58   Goldberg February 10-13, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 44/Lot# 1992 $1,150.00
5/29/2011 NGC MS 64   Bonhams Coins and Banknotes, 19158/Lot# 1033 $3,042.00
10/17/2012 NGC MS 67   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 3074 $29,900.00
11/18/2012 NGC Details XF Details  Teletrade Auction 3383, 3383/Lot# 1477 $55.00
2/9/2014 PCGS AU 50   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/09/2014, 171/Lot# 165169 $775.50
5/11/2014 PCGS VF 35   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 803, 812/Lot# 596 $335.00
4/27/2016 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2016 April 27 - May 1 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(1), 1234/Lot# 3221 $1,233.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1837 10C MS SEATED
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base14315120136680211521206141014661547168318652029225024333525475661699307103721120314098
1461682565119191170127414291493159217441920210323112797393552277215966210649121680
00000012741429149315921744192021032311279739355227721596621064900
000000134214471520163818041974217623723161434656988261100171092600
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 2029
Owner: JTO
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 1683
Owner: JTO
 
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