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: $2.16 (6/14/2021)
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: 4/30/2019

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1842 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 16.50 22.00 25.00 35.00 80.00 170 195 260 350 390 420 515 775 1350 3125 6700 11750 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 600 - 1750 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 107
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: 6/8/2021 1842 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base52439121-714-562412732---107
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Total52439121-714-572412732---108
 5%2%4%3%8%1%2%1%-6%13%-5%6%22%11%6%3%2%--- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1842 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base4167891021673084375516097459089741021115914772009306843475515617367418753
5074931242143514755706547999309901067126516542362349447365734636274129191
0000004755706547999309901067126516542362349447365734636200
00000051359070085495210051113137118322715392151265954655200
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 2009
Owner: SJDI
 
Grade: VF 20
Points: 167
Owner: Scooters coins
 
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