Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 31,300
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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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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Last Updated: 4/12/2019

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1846 10C MS
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Base $ 410 610 850 1300 3750 7650 9750 14000 23500 - 38500 - 61000 - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 67
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: F
High Grade: 61

The chart showing G series, VG series, F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 5/4/2021 1846 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-61810186412-1-1---------67
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Total-61810186412-1-1---------67
 -9%27%15%27%9%6%1%3%-1%-1%--------- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1846 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base85610051284155821023345391045655104590570527340872795661028511235117801234512930135361454518037
90610981375173925163533412847455371628771487802900798061060211417119681254013132138721570918939
0000004128474553716287714878029007980610602114171196812540131321387200
00000043474924563866707244826592861004510918115981215712735133341420900
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