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: $1.34 (2/22/2020)
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
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 17.00 22.00 34.00 55.00 100.00 140 150 200 245 290 340 390 505 875 2350 5625 12000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - 6500 - -

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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: 2/18/2020 1856 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----1-2-3114-5142921144----108
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Total----1-2-3114-5142921144----108
 ----1%-2%-3%1%13%-5%13%27%19%13%4%---- 

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