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: $2.02 (6/16/2021)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
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1856 10C MS obverse 1856 10C MS reverse
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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.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/30/2019

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1856 10C MS
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Base $ 17.00 22.00 30.00 50.00 100 140 150 200 245 290 340 460 615 875 2600 5625 12000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - 6500 - -

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Disclaimer: The prices listed in the various NGC Price and Value Guides are compiled from a number of independent, third party sources in the numismatic community which NGC believes to be reliable. Prices provided are averages, not specific prices for individual coins. Further, because these prices are only updated from time to time, they do not reflect short term pricing trends, which are quite common and are often quite dramatic, given the volatile nature of the collectible coin marketplace. This is especially true for rare coins, where there are fewer sales and greater variations in sale prices. For all of these reasons, the prices in these guides are designed to serve merely as one of many measures and factors that coin buyers and sellers can use in determining coin values. These prices are not intended, and should not be relied upon, to replace the due diligence and — when appropriate — expert consultation that coin buyers and sellers should undertake when entering into a coin transaction. As such, NGC disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to the information contained in the NGC Guides. By using the NGC Guides, the user agrees that neither NGC nor any of its affiliates, shareholders, officers, employees or agents shall have any liability for any loss or damage of any kind, including without limitation any loss arising from reliance on the information contained in the Guides.

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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: 6/15/2021 1856 10C MS
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Base----1-2-3114-5142921144----108
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Total----1-2-3114-5142921144----108
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