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: $1.35 (5/29/2017)
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: 9/22/2016

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 108
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: VF
High Grade: 65


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
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Price
2/25/2007 PCGS F 15   Teletrade Auction 2332, 2332/Lot# 1426 $560.00
7/30/2008 PCGS VF 20   Heritage Auctions 2008 July-August Baltimore, MD (ANA) US Coin Signature Auction #1114, 1114/Lot# 7988 $805.00
2/3/2013 PCGS VF 20   Goldberg February 3-6, 2013 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 72/Lot# 1253 $540.50
2/22/2013 NGC VG 10   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 6950 $224.43
4/20/2014 NGC MS 84   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 800, 809/Lot# 1028 $161.00
8/5/2014 NGC VF 35   Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1208/Lot# 7421 $499.38
9/7/2014 PCGS MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/07/2014, 191/Lot# 162265 $14,000.00
3/1/2015 PCGS G 6   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131510/Lot# 23391 $159.80


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