Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 31,300
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 (7/27/2016)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1846 10C MS obverse 1846 10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This is one of several Philadelphia Mint dimes from the 1840s having a lower than usual mintage. In fact, 1846 has the lowest mintage of any dime from that decade, and it is scarce in all circulated grades and quite rare in Mint State.

Just a single pair of dies was used for currency strikes and a separate pair for proofs, so there are no varieties.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/17/2015

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 57
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: F
High Grade: 61


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12/27/2006 PCGS VF 30   Teletrade Auction 2305, 2305/Lot# 1185 $756.00
3/11/2012 PCGS G 4   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/11/2012, 12/Lot# 36178 $330.00
5/30/2012 PCGS XF 40   Stack's Bowers The June 2012 Baltimore Auction, 137/Lot# 2519 $1,938.75
8/18/2013 PCGS VF 30   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 765, 774/Lot# 25 $1,655.00
2/27/2014 PCGS AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2014 February 27 - 28 & March 2 Mid-Winter ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Atlanta Session(2), 1203/Lot# 3816 $5,875.00
11/6/2014 PCGS F 12   Heritage Auctions 2014 November 6 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Beverly Hills Session(5), 1211/Lot# 7486 $622.75
1/7/2015 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(2), 1216/Lot# 4064 $11,456.25


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