Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 981,500
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 2.6700g
ASW: 0.0773oz
Melt Value: $1.32 (11/14/2019)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
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1840 NO DRAPERY 10C MS obverse 1840 NO DRAPERY 10C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

This first subtype of 1840 was coined during the first three quarters of the year, before the Mint adopted the new Hughes interpretation. Its mintage was thus lower than usual for the Philadelphia Mint, and examples are slightly scarce in Mint State and rare at the gem level. Most coins are found well struck, except at the borders where the denticles are often blurred or incomplete.

There are no true varieties for this issue. Series specialists do seek one die state in which deep polishing lines at Liberty's neck simulate the appearance of a crude beard. This is included within Gerry Fortin's Top 100.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 10/21/2019

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1840 NO DRAPERY 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 28.00 34.00 45.00 100.00 175 255 305 365 525 575 600 625 1000 2100 3250 6875 14000 30000 - -
$ - - - - 550 - - - - - 4300 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 163
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 68

The chart showing 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: 11/12/2019 1840 NO DRAPERY 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-3221681525121516201815111011--163
------------------11--2
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Total-3221681525121616201815111022--166
 -2 %1 %1 %10 %5 %9 %1 %3 %7 %10 %1 %4 %12 %11 %9 %7 %6 %1 %1 %-- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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Price
5/31/2004 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg May 31 - June 2, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 25/Lot# 568 $2,760.00
6/6/2004 PCGS MS 63   Teletrade Auction 1892, 1892/Lot# 1080 $770.00
2/2/2012 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2012 February 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(1), 1167/Lot# 3326 $977.50
5/30/2012 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2012 May 30- June 3 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(1), 1171/Lot# 3475 $1,265.00
12/22/2013 PCGS AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 783, 792/Lot# 544 $355.00
8/8/2014 NGC XF 40   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3494, 6045/Lot# 21173 $117.50
9/7/2014 PCGS AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/07/2014, 191/Lot# 213401 $350.00
1/16/2019 PCGS AU 50   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131904/Lot# 27256 $205.20


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1840 NO DRAPERY 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base591151391833665636317358299331173123912711303170769513126439663248428914111643
781231542444325866667668641013119512501282143834556951354950397025866699750
0000006667668641013119512501282143834556951354950397025866600
0000007007988981093121712601292157252036951397356817727890300
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 4396
Owner: Gerry Fortin
 
Grade: MS 65
Points: 3126
Owner: Sounder
 
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