Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,887,500
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht and Robert B. Hughes
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 2.6700g
ASW: 0.0773oz
Melt Value: $1.13 (5/27/2019)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
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1842 10C MS obverse 1842 10C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

This issue enjoyed a generous mintage and is quite common in all circulated grades. Mint State pieces are only slightly scarce, though gems are quite rare.

The only collectable variety is a late die state of F-103 on which the obverse die has broken at the rim.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/17/2019

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1842 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 16.90 22.00 25.00 40.50 81.00 170 195 260 350 390 420 515 775 1350 3125 6700 11750 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 600 - 1750 - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 101
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 60
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: 5/21/2019 1842 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base42337-2--714-562412732---101
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Total42337-2--714-572412732---102
 4 %2 %3 %3 %7 %-2 %--7 %14 %-5 %7 %24 %12 %7 %3 %2 %--- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
11/6/1996 NGC MS 66   Teletrade Auction 0891, 891/Lot# 1274 $2,996.00
11/4/2007 PCGS VF 25   Heritage Auctions Sunday Internet Coin Auction #67112, 67112/Lot# 24210 $35.00
9/21/2009 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 412, 418/Lot# 7337 $851.00
11/15/2013 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2013 November 15 - 16 Selections from the Eric P. Newman Collection, Part II Signature Auction - New York Session(4), 1190/Lot# 34231 $317.25
7/6/2014 NGC AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/06/2014, 188/Lot# 138007 $325.00
8/5/2014 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(1), 1208/Lot# 3462 $4,112.50
2/5/2015 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers 2015 Americana Auction, 6070/Lot# 1417 $1,762.50
10/29/2015 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2015 October 29 - November 1 US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(4), 1225/Lot# 7303 $646.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1842 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base45506376115220272539586663745820949110313931989338646695836617367418753
475467891502373615556126907708631000120015922455381450585948636274120
0000003615556126907708631000120015922455381450585948636200
0000004505706377187959061052129617902920424154476061655200
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 1989
Owner: SJDI
 
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