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: $1.27 (1/29/2020)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
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1856 LARGE DATE 10C MS obverse 1856 LARGE DATE 10C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The Large Date variety of the 1856 dime bears a date logotype that conforms to those used in the several years preceding. Walter Breen speculated that this variety was exclusive to the March 3 delivery of 150,000 dimes, but this is impossible to prove. It is certainly more scarce than the Small Date variety and carries a modest premium across all grades. Mint State survivors are rare, with gems being all but unknown.

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Last Updated: 4/15/2019

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1856 LARGE DATE 10C MS
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Base $ 20.00 30.00 45.00 75.00 130 230 275 360 410 410 520 950 1650 3750 15500 25000 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 39
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 65

The chart showing G series, VG series, F series, 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.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 1/28/2020 1856 LARGE DATE 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-2319-42255--3111-----39
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Total-2319-42255--3111-----39
 -5%8%3%23%-10%5%5%13%13%--8%3%3%3%----- 

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