Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,000
Catalog: KM-92
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 2.49g
ASW: 0.0723oz
Melt Value: $1.40 (9/30/2016)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1861 10C PF obverse 1861 10C PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The Mint's estimation of potential proof sales proved way off the mark again in 1861. Reportedly, 1,000 pieces were coined, but at least 600 were destroyed after the end of the calendar year. Walter Breen speculated that some of these may have instead been released to circulation, but there's no proof of this.

All 1861 proof dimes were coined with a single die pair, including the revised obverse on which six partial lines are visible above Liberty's banner. A fair number have been certified by NGC as Cameo, but Ultra Cameo examples are exceedingly rare.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/22/2016

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1861 10C PF
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 335 425 525 710 950 1850 2700 5500 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 1050 - 2900 - -
1861 10C PF Cameo
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 875 2050 5200 6500 8750 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 1050 2400 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 97
Low Grade: 55
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
7/9/2006 PCGS PF 62   Teletrade Auction 2229, 2229/Lot# 1270 $403.20
9/18/2006 PCGS PF 62   Heritage Auctions 2006 September Long Beach Online Session #417, 417/Lot# 8959 $431.25
2/10/2008 PCGS PF 63   Goldberg February 10-13, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 44/Lot# 1995 $615.00
5/5/2011 NGC PF 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 581, 588/Lot# 6129 $1,006.25
10/18/2012 NGC PF 67   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2012 October 18-21 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(2), 1175/Lot# 3960 $7,050.00
6/23/2014 NGC PF 63   Cameo Stack's Bowers iAuction 3487, 6036/Lot# 20143 $675.63
7/20/2014 PCGS PF 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/20/2014, 197/Lot# 207666 $2,425.50
10/28/2015 NGC PF 66   Heritage Auctions 2015 October 28 Gardner Collection IV US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1229/Lot# 98321 $1,645.00
10/29/2015 PCGS PF 65   Heritage Auctions 2015 October 29 - November 1 US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(2), 1225/Lot# 4094 $1,233.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1861 10C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base600622644667692717743770796824853882966120614501821252527543984423946706218
6076296526757007267527798058348639101046128715742056260131644069438351860
0000007527798058348639101046128715742056260131644069438300
0000007617878158438729381126136916972290267835744154452600
1861 10C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base815844872901933964996102810631097113211681289141916582268398442394935523357386939
8258538829129439751007104010741109114412081332149918612840406944715034540161380
0000001007104010741109114412081332149918612840406944715034540100
0000001017105110861120115612491376157820653412415447035134557000
1861 10C PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base893923954986101910531088112311591196123312711400153816862436423945055137544459647322
903933965997103010651100113511711208124613141446158719363037432847165239561764170
0000001100113511711208124613141446158719363037432847165239561700
0000001111114711841221125813571492163721863638441649265342579100
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Grade: PF 67
Points: 4069
Owner: 49er
 
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