Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 72,500
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: $1.49 (10/1/2016)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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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: 9/22/2016

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1844 10C MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 105
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: VF
High Grade: 65


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2/5/2006 PCGS XF 40   Goldberg February 5-8, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 34/Lot# 654 $1,322.50
6/5/2011 NGC AU 50   Teletrade Auction 3078, 3078/Lot# 1816 $1,495.00
4/24/2013 PCGS VG 10   Heritage Auctions 2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(8), 1184/Lot# 7824 $235.00
4/1/2014 PCGS VG 8   Stack's Bowers March 2014 Baltimore Auction, 6008/Lot# 7605 $293.75
4/20/2014 NGC MS 84   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 800, 809/Lot# 1028 $161.00
6/29/2014 PCGS MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/29/2014, 187/Lot# 162265 $14,000.00
8/5/2014 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(1), 1208/Lot# 3463 $3,290.00
10/10/2014 PCGS F 12   Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 14707 $270.25


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