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: $1.35 (5/28/2017)
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: 9/22/2016

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1852 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 13.00 20.00 28.00 45.00 90.00 160 170 185 235 300 350 450 725 1200 3250 4250 7250 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 850 1850 3450 5000 10000 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 95
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 67


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6/11/2017 MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2017 June 8 - 11 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(1), 1256/Lot# 3362


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2/20/2005 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 1074 $833.75
8/19/2009 PCGS VG 8   Teletrade Auction 2734, 2734/Lot# 1301 $26.00
2/26/2012 NGC Details VG Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/26/2012, 9/Lot# 35097 $16.00
12/9/2012 NGC Details XF Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131251/Lot# 22717 $44.00
12/1/2013 PCGS MS 98   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 780, 789/Lot# 290 $55.00
7/17/2015 PCGS   Stack's Bowers July 2015 Baltimore Auction, 6105/Lot# 5127 $9,400.00
9/7/2016 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2016 September 7 - 11 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(6), 1239/Lot# 7433 $646.25
10/31/2016 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2016 October 31 - November 2 US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(4), 1241/Lot# 7308 $1,057.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1852 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base45506385123304351515527563695829908105113931821319435834876517256717449
47547098183320406519539607740855956116515362279332440144975533862640
000000406519539607740855956116515362279332440144975533800
0000004605235516517848821003127916782736345344455073550500
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 8428
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
 
Grade: MS 65
Points: 3194
Owner: Gerry Fortin
 
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