Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
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: $1.29 (12/6/2019)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
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1842 10C PF obverse 1842 10C PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

Proof dimes of this date are very rare. Walter Breen suggested that "Possibly 4" are known, and that figure has not been disputed. Gerry Fortin identified a single die pair.

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Last Updated: 6/7/2019

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1842 10C PF
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 15700 22000 30000 54500 - - - - -
1842 10C PF CA
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 55000 - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 4
Low Grade: 62
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 65

The chart showing 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 12/3/2019 1842 10C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------11-1-----3
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Total-------------11-1-----3
 -------------33 %33 %-33 %----- 
1842 10C PF CA
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------------1-----1
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Total----------------1-----1
 ----------------100 %----- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
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Grade
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Price
4/16/2008 NGC PF 65   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2008 April Rosemont, IL (CSNS) Signature Coin Auction #1104, 1104/Lot# 2379 $37,375.00
10/18/2012 NGC PF 65   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2012 October 18-21 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(2), 1175/Lot# 3941 $35,250.00
5/12/2015 NGC PF 65   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2015 May 12 The Eugene H. Gardner Collection III US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1228/Lot# 98263 $28,200.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1842 10C PF CA
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base586959926115624263706501663367676903704271827324772281378567901599181041610932114671236014855
591060336157628564146545667868126949708972297457786082808716931610084105881111011765131920
00000066786812694970897229745778608280871693161008410588111101176500
00000067226858699671357277758979998424886696171025010760112891206200
1842 10C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base414742434339443845384638474148474952506151705282559662017077796098861038310897114311232314411
417942754372447145714672477648824988509752075387579864937371860210052105541107511728130190
00000047764882498850975207538757986493737186021005210554110751172800
00000048124917502551345245549159996785766692441021710726112531202600
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