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: $1.22 (11/15/2019)
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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Price Guide

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: 11/12/2019 1864 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base2---41--131-1171175----44
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-----------------1----1
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Total2---41--131-1171176----45
 4 %---9 %2 %--2 %7 %2 %-2 %2 %16 %24 %16 %13 %---- 
1864 10C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------------1------1
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----------------1-----1
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Total---------------11-----2
 ---------------50 %50 %----- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
9/26/1998 PCGS VF 25   Heritage Auctions 1998 September Long Beach Sale #192, 192/Lot# 6596 $546.25
2/12/2012 PCGS F 15   Teletrade Auction 3223, 3223/Lot# 1425 $650.00
10/17/2012 NGC MS 66   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 3078 $20,092.50
6/30/2013 PCGS MS 98   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 758, 767/Lot# 189 $800.00
6/23/2014 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2014 June 23 The Eugene H. Gardner Collection of US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1213/Lot# 30261 $17,625.00
7/6/2014 PCGS Genuine VF   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/06/2014, 188/Lot# 204681 $300.00
4/27/2016 PCGS MS 63   Prooflike Heritage Auctions 2016 April 27 - May 1 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(1), 1234/Lot# 3234 $2,820.00
9/7/2016 PCGS F 15   Heritage Auctions 2016 September 7 - 11 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(6), 1239/Lot# 7435 $1,292.50


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