Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 245,000
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: $1.32 (12/15/2019)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
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1847 10C MS obverse 1847 10C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The Philadelphia Mint coined nearly eight times as many dimes in 1847 as it did the previous year, and this issue is common across most grades. Only in Mint State does it become scarce, with gems being very rare.

The date logotypes for 1847 and 1848 were awkwardly large, and they barely fit within the exergue beneath Liberty's base. This crowding resulting in one die having the date overlap this base. While not rare, it appeals to collectors for its visual effect.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/30/2019

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1847 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 32.00 50.00 70.00 100.00 215 420 505 750 1030 1500 1750 2050 3375 4375 9250 13000 - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 43
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 65

The chart showing 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: 12/10/2019 1847 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--218-111313-45121-----43
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Total--218-111313-45121-----43
 --5 %2 %19 %-2 %2 %2 %7 %30 %-9 %12 %2 %5 %2 %----- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
1/29/2001 PCGS AU 55   Teletrade Auction 1401, 1401/Lot# 1185 $250.70
2/4/2009 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2009 February Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1122, 1122/Lot# 913 $2,990.00
2/24/2013 NGC Details VF Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/24/2013, 63/Lot# 51052 $31.00
2/16/2014 PCGS G 6   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 791, 800/Lot# 324 $56.00
6/29/2014 NGC Details AU Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/29/2014, 187/Lot# 115684 $200.00
10/27/2014 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2014 October 27 The Eugene H. Gardner Collection II US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1214/Lot# 98247 $4,700.00
7/24/2016 NGC VF 25   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131631/Lot# 21769 $67.00
3/26/2017 PCGS AU 50   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131714/Lot# 21124 $329.00


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