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: $1.52 (7/26/2016)
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: 7/15/2015

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1842 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 13.00 16.00 19.00 28.00 55.00 165 185 220 260 300 375 475 700 1325 4000 6400 14500 - - -
$ 70.00 - 205 245 285 - 425 525 775 1750 5100 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 96
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
5/4/2005 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2005 St. Louis, MO (CSNS) Signature Auction #372, 372/Lot# 6413 $977.50
9/21/2009 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 412, 418/Lot# 7337 $851.00
1/3/2011 PCGS XF 45   Teletrade Auction 2989, 2989/Lot# 1181 $172.50
1/3/2012 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando Session(6), 1166/Lot# 5462 $6,900.00
3/21/2014 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2014 March 21 & 23 US Coins Signature Auction - San Francisco Session(1), 1198/Lot# 10220 $2,232.50
7/6/2014 NGC AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/06/2014, 188/Lot# 138007 $325.00
1/18/2015 PCGS Genuine AU   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131504/Lot# 27236 $94.00
2/5/2015 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers 2015 Americana Auction, 6070/Lot# 1417 $1,762.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1842 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base45506376115220272539586663745820949110313931989338646695836617367418753
475467891502373615556126907708631000120015922455381450585948636274120
0000003615556126907708631000120015922455381450585948636200
0000004505706377187959061052129617902920424154476061655200
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 1044
Owner: BillJones
 
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