Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,535,500
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: $2.05 (8/15/2020)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
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1852 10C MS obverse 1852 10C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

A certain percentage of this issue was likely lost to the melting pot early on, as dimes contained more than ten cents worth of silver in 1852. This was due to a temporary depression in the value of gold, which was abundant at the time due to rich discoveries in California and Australia.

Despite this handicap, the 1852 dime is not especially scarce across most grades. A disproportionately high percentage of the survivors are Mint State or close to it, perhaps due to hoarding associated with their bullion value.

The sole variety of interest features a repunched date. When paired with a cracked reverse it is a Top 100 entry.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/8/2020

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1852 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 20.00 27.00 30.00 65.00 90.00 150 165 195 250 315 340 425 625 1000 2475 4625 7000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 850 1850 3450 5000 10000 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 100
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 67

The chart showing PrAg series, 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, 67 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 8/11/2020 1852 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base12243-242415168922951---100
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Total12243-242415168922951---100
 1%2%2%4%3%-2%4%2%4%15%1%6%8%9%22%9%5%1%--- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1852 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base4181111123255336409502539575725802891102114501707288535454499517256717449
5491115167282360440514551625751832934116415362100310538634723533862640
000000440514551625751832934116415362100310538634723533800
000000471527563675776861978130716212492332541814948550500
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 2885
Owner: Gerry Fortin
 
Grade: MS 65
Points: 2885
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
 
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