Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,000
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 2.4900g
ASW: 0.0723oz
Melt Value: $1.99 (5/8/2021)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
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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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Last Updated: 4/30/2019

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1861 10C PF
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - 360 410 500 675 1300 1850 2400 5500 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 1400 - 2900 - -
1861 10C PF CA
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 875 2050 4600 6500 8750 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 1050 2400 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 95
Low Grade: 55
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67

The chart showing 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: 5/4/2021 1861 10C PF
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Base---------1--210223899----91
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Total---------1--2102238991---92
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1861 10C PF CA
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Base--------------1-2-1---4
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Total--------------1-2112--7
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1861 10C PF CA
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Base815844872901933964996102810631097113211681289141915832495367542904876523357386939
8258538829129439751007104010741109114412081332147418872888388044854995540161387286
0000001007104010741109114412081332147418872888388044854995540100
0000001017105110861120115612491376152821913282408546815114557000
1861 10C PF UC
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base893923954986101910531088112311591196123312711400153816862617423945055137544459647322
903933965997103010651100113511711208124613141446158719963158432847165239561764177688
0000001100113511711208124613141446158719963158432847165239561700
0000001111114711841221125813571492163723073698441649265342579100
1861 10C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base6006226446676927177437707968248539411044120613631969236826993817423946706218
6076296526757007267527798058348829751098125815652102247830723958438351866529
0000007527798058348829751098125815652102247830723958438300
00000076178781584391210101152131117672235258934444098452600
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Grade: PF 67
Points: 3958
Owner: 49er
 
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