Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,053,115
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 2.6700g
ASW: 0.0773oz
Melt Value: $1.83 (11/23/2020)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
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1839 10C MS obverse 1839 10C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

This issue was produced in quantity, and examples are plentiful across all circulated grades. Mint State are not especially rare, though the number of gems falls short of those for 1837 and 1838 Philadelphia Mint dimes. As the novelty of this coin type had worn off by 1839, examples have survived unworn by mere chance.

Most 1839 dime are well struck, though a few may show slight weakness in the shield, as this was the deepest part of the obverse die cavity. Blurred or incomplete denticles are sometimes seen, but these are more the result of die erosion than striking weakness.

Mostly minor varieties are known for the 1839 dime, including slight repunching of numerals 39. Fortin's F-105c with its obverse die shattered in a pie wedge pattern is extremely popular.

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Last Updated: 10/21/2019

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1839 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 20.00 30.00 45.00 100.00 175 275 325 365 400 415 500 700 900 1450 2400 4500 12000 19500 - -
$ - - - - - - - - 1030 1950 2850 5500 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 247
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 68

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, 68 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 11/17/2020 1839 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base3221858351834162827372318117--247
----------------1--1--2
---------------111----3
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Total3221858351834162827382519118--252
 1%1%1%0%3%2%3%1%2%7%13%0%2%11%11%15%10%8%4%3%-- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1839 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base459413920136656363171586593399010211186139315522087288538175905682074319588
611091602564325866597658889521000107612551446173023533196451362107024815010067
000000659765888952100010761255144617302353319645136210702400
000000687815910971101111311324149919092619350652096515722700
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 2885
Owner: yuylsworld
 
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