Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,887,500
Catalog: KM-63.2
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht and Robert B. Hughes
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 2.67g
ASW: 0.0773oz
Melt Value: $1.53 (9/25/2016)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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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: 9/22/2016

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1842 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 13.00 17.00 27.00 35.00 70.00 170 195 260 350 390 420 585 775 1475 3550 6700 11750 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 600 - 1750 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 98
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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10/15/1997 NGC MS 65   Teletrade Auction 0989, 989/Lot# 1303 $1,890.00
12/4/2008 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2008 December Houston, TX Signature Coin Auction #1118, 1118/Lot# 1081 $2,185.00
9/21/2009 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 412, 418/Lot# 7337 $851.00
12/30/2012 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131302/Lot# 26061 $793.13
7/6/2014 NGC AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/06/2014, 188/Lot# 138007 $325.00
1/25/2015 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131505/Lot# 22116 $150.40
2/5/2015 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers 2015 Americana Auction, 6070/Lot# 1417 $1,762.50
1/10/2016 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131603/Lot# 25156 $117.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1842 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base45506376115220272539586663745820949110313931989338646695836617367418753
475467891502373615556126907708631000120015922455381450585948636274120
0000003615556126907708631000120015922455381450585948636200
0000004505706377187959061052129617902920424154476061655200
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 4694
Owner: BillJones
 
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