Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 464,000
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: $1.41 (7/25/2016)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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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: 7/21/2015

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1868 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 18.00 25.00 35.00 60.00 120 225 325 400 450 525 625 775 1000 1850 3900 6000 - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 40
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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9/13/1997 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 1997 September Long Beach Sale #178, 178/Lot# 6975 $2,242.50
5/30/2005 NGC MS 65   Goldberg May 30 - June 16, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 31/Lot# 159 $2,530.00
9/10/2006 NGC MS 64   Goldberg September 10-13, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 37/Lot# 1627 $1,323.00
11/30/2011 PCGS F 12   Teletrade Auction 3182, 3182/Lot# 1155 $24.00
6/30/2013 PCGS MS 92   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 758, 767/Lot# 195 $120.00
7/11/2013 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2013 July 11 - 14 US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(4), 1187/Lot# 4801 $1,116.25
3/6/2015 NGC MS 65   Stack's Bowers March 2015 Portland ANA, 6103/Lot# 122 $3,818.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1868 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base59638112320138140967482090899011031173136315052087334539844239450549566571
606995149261390497723849935102811261236141016992506355840694328465554940
000000497723849935102811261236141016992506355840694328465500
000000586771879963106511501300145818932926377141544416480600
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 2087
Owner: Gerry Fortin
 
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