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: $1.34 (9/20/2017)
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: 9/22/2016

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1839 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 18.00 24.00 32.00 45.00 150 275 300 355 375 415 460 665 900 1550 3250 5200 13000 19500 - -
$ - - - - - - - - 1025 1950 3500 6200 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 239
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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Sale / Lot
Price
1/11/1997 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 1997 F.U.N. Signature Sale #165, 165/Lot# 5889 $603.75
7/26/2003 PCGS MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2003 July Baltimore, MD. Signature Sale #328, 328/Lot# 6541 $9,200.00
3/16/2005 PCGS XF 45   Teletrade Auction 2014, 2014/Lot# 1231 $220.00
5/30/2005 NGC MS 68   Goldberg May 30 - June 16, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 31/Lot# 154 $17,825.00
10/7/2012 PCGS Genuine Genuine   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/07/2012, 43/Lot# 77441 $204.72
8/30/2013 PCGS   Stack's Bowers The September 2013 Philadelphia Auction, 195/Lot# 4343 $287.88
12/22/2013 PCGS AU 53   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 783, 792/Lot# 831 $253.00
4/22/2015 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2015 April 22 - 26 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(2), 1219/Lot# 3836 $3,995.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1839 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base67729412315548952772579387494110051081136316342048305741115656682074319588
697910413426650259374882089696210301175145317722384340846266044702481500
00000059374882089696210301175145317722384340846266044702400
00000065977084791998410561269154419102721376051416432722700
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 3057
Owner: yuylsworld
 
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