Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht and Robert B. Hughes
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 2.4900g
ASW: 0.0723oz
Melt Value: $1.05 (5/20/2019)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
Link to this coin

1856 10C MS obverse 1856 10C MS reverse
Expand All    Collapse All

Description & Analysis

By 1856 the reduced weight coinage introduced in 1853 was sufficiently distributed that it was no longer necessary to distinguish them from the earlier pieces. Thus, the arrowheads were removed from the date.

The census figures below represent the number of 1856 dimes certified by NGC before it began to routinely label this issue as either Large Date or Small. See the following two entries for census information broken out by variety.

GRADE SUMMARY

Loading... Working...

Use the scroll bar at the bottom of this box to view a summary of the NGC Price Guide, NGC Census, Auction Prices Realized and NGC Registry Scores for each grade.

There was no data found for this Coin.

Select Designation

 
NGC PRICE GUIDE
NGC CENSUS
AUCTION PRICES REALIZED
NGC REGISTRY
SCORE
FIND IT ON EBAY

Select Grade

Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/17/2019

Click on a price to see historical prices, comparison charts and trends.

1856 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 16.85 22.10 34.00 55.00 100.00 140 150 200 245 290 340 390 505 875 2350 5625 12000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - 6500 - -

NGC Price and Value Guides Disclaimer

Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 108
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 66

The chart showing 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: 5/14/2019 1856 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----1-2-3114-5142921144----108
-----------------------
-----------------------
-----------------------
Total----1-2-3114-5142921144----108
 ----1 %-2 %-3 %1 %13 %-5 %13 %27 %19 %13 %4 %---- 

Auction Prices Realized

A random selection of coins is shown below.

Images
Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
4/1/1998 NGC MS 61   Teletrade Auction 1037, 1037/Lot# 1295 $207.10
7/30/2008 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2008 July-August Baltimore, MD (ANA) US Coin Signature Auction #1114, 1114/Lot# 513 $1,840.00
10/17/2012 PCGS MS 65   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 1339 $4,406.25
3/24/2013 NGC Details XF Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/24/2013, 67/Lot# 97860 $126.50
6/2/2013 PCGS XF 45   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/02/2013, 77/Lot# 118988 $204.60
9/8/2013 PCGS XF 45   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/08/2013, 91/Lot# 136987 $170.50
3/30/2014 PCGS F 12   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 797, 806/Lot# 110 $110.00
6/8/2014 PCGS F 12   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131424/Lot# 26165 $89.00
7/19/2015 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131530/Lot# 27629 $188.00


Related Articles

There are no related articles for this coin.

NGC Auction Central Disclaimer