Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 11,000
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 2.4900g
ASW: 0.0723oz
Melt Value: $1.34 (2/22/2020)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
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1864 10C MS obverse 1864 10C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

As in 1863, the Philadelphia Mint struck only enough dimes to pay off bullion depositors in coin and to meet miscellaneous expenses. There is only a modest spread in value from low grades to Mint State, as few of these coins circulated. Most survivors are Mint State or close to it.

Two die pairs were used for 1864(P). Oddly enough, each pair coined both proofs and currency pieces. Many of the latter are somewhat prooflike or satiny. The example illustrated reveals strong die clashing, especially on its reverse.

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Last Updated: 4/15/2019

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1864 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 600 800 1100 1340 1440 1530 1570 1680 1750 1900 2075 2300 2775 3125 6375 15000 33500 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 7000 22000 - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 45
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66

The chart showing PrAg series, 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.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 2/18/2020 1864 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base3---41--131-1171174----44
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-----------------1----1
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Total3---41--131-1171175----45
 7%---9%2%--2%7%2%-2%2%16%24%16%11%---- 
1864 10C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------------1------1
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----------------1-----1
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Total---------------11-----2
 ---------------50%50%----- 

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