Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,931,500
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: $1.32 (11/19/2019)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
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1850 10C MS obverse 1850 10C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

By 1850 the effects of the California Gold Rush were being felt in the falling price of gold as measured against silver. This made the nation's silver coins worth slightly more than face, which led to hoarding and some exportation as bullion.

The 1850 Philadelphia Mint dime reflects this trend in that a higher than usual percentage of Mint State pieces is known. Some of these are from a hoard that surfaced in the 1970s. Most examples are reasonably well struck.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/30/2019

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1850 10C MS
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Base $ 23.00 29.00 45.00 85.00 115 195 210 260 315 360 390 470 765 1150 6650 16500 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 1500 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 150
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 66

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, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 11/19/2019 1850 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-33474127310172712282191----150
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Total-33474127310172712282291----151
 -2 %2 %3 %5 %3 %8 %5 %2 %7 %11 %1 %5 %8 %19 %15 %6 %1 %---- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
7/23/2007 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 161, 166/Lot# 689 $201.25
9/22/2010 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2010 September Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1144, 1144/Lot# 3635 $6,900.00
8/8/2011 PCGS XF 40   Teletrade Auction 3115, 3115/Lot# 1169 $58.00
1/22/2012 PCGS XF 40   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131205/Lot# 27177 $69.00
3/11/2012 NGC Details F Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/11/2012, 12/Lot# 35096 $21.00
10/18/2012 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2012 October 18-21 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(5), 1175/Lot# 8209 $84.00
1/1/2013 PCGS MS 63   Stack's Bowers The January 2013 Americana Sale, 180/Lot# 14285 $445.33


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1850 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3794119183320409489609642745847925974109514661843433363246760713677679994
561021402293504365296206767798739411014121915922673499764696885734685090
0000005296206767798739411014121915922673499764696885734600
0000005696317118138999581055134217173503566066157011755700
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 1466
Owner: Gerry Fortin
 
Grade: UNC Details
Points: 463
Owner: pulver set
 
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