Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 464,000
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 2.4900g
ASW: 0.0723oz
Melt Value: $1.23 (12/15/2019)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
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1868 10C MS obverse 1868 10C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The Philadelphia Mint's output of dimes began to rise beginning in 1868, and this issue is only slightly scarce in lower grades. It becomes much more challenging to locate in grades XF and higher, though even Mint State coins are not as rare as the P-Mint dimes of 1863-67.

Gerry Fortin's website lists a dozen die marriages, each one representing a single usage of their respective dies. Most examples are well struck. The most desirable variety for currency strikes is F-103, which displaying repunched numerals 18.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/7/2019

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1868 10C MS
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Base $ 22.50 29.00 55.00 70.00 155 250 350 390 475 525 625 750 900 1640 5250 7500 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 41
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66

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.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 12/10/2019 1868 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-1-23-2--21-138882----41
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Total-1-23-2--21-138983----43
 -2 %-5 %7 %-5 %--5 %2 %-2 %7 %19 %21 %19 %7 %---- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
9/10/2006 NGC MS 64   Goldberg September 10-13, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 37/Lot# 1627 $1,323.00
9/21/2009 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 412, 418/Lot# 7359 $759.00
10/13/2010 PCGS VF 20   Teletrade Auction 2942, 2942/Lot# 1237 $41.00
10/13/2011 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2011 October 13-16 US Coins Signature Auction #1160- Pittsburgh Session(4), 1160/Lot# 7878 $195.50
3/6/2015 NGC MS 65   Stack's Bowers March 2015 Portland ANA, 6103/Lot# 122 $3,818.75
10/28/2015 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2015 October 28 Gardner Collection IV US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1229/Lot# 98268 $2,350.00
2/21/2016 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131609/Lot# 21074 $2,585.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1868 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base4194119220272515609725908974110311731303145016092226390245654847514156376571
591021532373535466487869301017112612161352150318152785412346594945530659480
0000006487869301017112612161352150318152785412346594945530600
0000006868479521060115012601401155620203343434447535043547200
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 2226
Owner: Gerry Fortin
 
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