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: $2.13 (5/14/2021)
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: 10/18/2019

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1837 SEATED 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 37.00 50.00 110 280 545 765 805 860 1100 1250 1550 2150 2750 4000 6900 12500 32000 58500 - -
$ - - - 970 1150 - 1750 - - - 9750 16000 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 497
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 67

The chart showing PrAg series, G series, VG series, F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 5/11/2021 1837 SEATED 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base3414174125231511466021442457429226---493
------------1-1-2-2---6
------------1----3----4
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Total3414174125231511466021642467431258---503
 1%1%3%3%8%5%5%3%2%9%12%0%3%8%9%15%6%5%2%--- 
1837 SEATED 10C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--------------1111----4
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Total-------------11111----5
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1837 SEATED 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base14315119039574511661315148315101568179919282161255528853447440356568153101351120314098
14616425851288512161371149215291645184220062292266530723766482164888814104911216814803
00000013711492152916451842200622922665307237664821648888141049100
00000014271501154917221885208324242775326040845238732194741084700
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 2250
Owner: SJDI
 
Grade: MS 61
Points: 2161
Owner: JTO
 
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