Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 72,500
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: $2.13 (5/8/2021)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
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1844 10C MS obverse 1844 10C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The low mintage of this issue is a clear indicator of rarity, though this has been exaggerated over the years. In the 1930s and '40s a writer for a popular magazine deemed this issue to be the "Little Orphan Annie" dime and heavily promoted it. Though indeed quite scarce, it is not a great rarity. Well worn examples are usually available, though grades above Fine will be quite challenging. Those pieces surviving in Mint State tend to be well struck.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/12/2019

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1844 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 215 320 525 810 1250 2100 2900 3175 3450 4900 5650 8000 17750 22000 35000 45000 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 124
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: F
High Grade: 65

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.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 5/4/2021 1844 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base615202438162-12-13131-----124
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Total615202438162-12-13131-----124
 5%12%16%19%31%1%5%2%-1%2%-1%2%1%2%1%----- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1844 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base50265386511731515191123192525296030923216378340324694650970778428923411573121311306316295
552724968128716472047238826703004313334053866425352996698752786971001411759124421414017110
0000002388267030043133340538664253529966987527869710014117591244200
0000002456281530483175359439494473590468887978896510793119451275200
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