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: $1.32 (10/18/2017)
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.

GRADE SUMMARY

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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 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

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


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Auction Prices Realized

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9/6/2000 NGC AU 55   Teletrade Auction 1354, 1354/Lot# 1189 $103.55
2/20/2005 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 1074 $833.75
12/3/2007 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 200, 206/Lot# 333 $368.00
2/26/2012 NGC Details VG Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/26/2012, 9/Lot# 35097 $16.00
10/18/2012 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2012 October 18-21 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(2), 1175/Lot# 3911 $822.50
6/23/2014 PCGS MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2014 June 23 The Eugene H. Gardner Collection of US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1213/Lot# 30253 $6,462.50
8/8/2014 NGC AU 53   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3494, 6045/Lot# 21174 $141.00
7/3/2016 PCGS MS 61   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131628/Lot# 23214 $299.63


NGC Registry

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