Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,540,000
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: $1.99 (5/11/2021)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
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1858 10C MS obverse 1858 10C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

1858 was the final year in which mintages exceeded actually circulation demand, as the Mint was paying out dimes and other fractional silver coins in exchange for its silver bullion purchases at subsidized prices.

Though produced in quantity, the 1858 Philadelphia Mint dime is not common in the higher circulated grades. In fact, Mint State examples may be more often seen, though precious few are gems. One would not know this from most value guides, which treat it solely as a type coin.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/30/2019

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1858 10C MS
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Base $ 17.00 22.00 28.00 50.00 80.00 155 155 185 210 290 340 400 500 975 2500 3500 8175 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 2800 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 150
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 68

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, 66 series, 67 series, 68 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 5/11/2021 1858 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-2-1931233816-38203616451--150
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Total-2-1931233816-38203618551--153
 -1%-1%6%2%8%2%2%5%10%-2%5%13%24%12%3%3%1%-- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1858 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base41678911522030440950251558664280289197411381683275432384737518456847465
507498150248339440506539605695832919102913202040291537384886535162787838
000000440506539605695832919102913202040291537384886535100
000000471511562623749861946108315012397307742375035551700
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 1138
Owner: Gerry Fortin
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 974
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
 
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