Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 600
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 2.4900g
ASW: 0.0723oz
Melt Value: $1.96 (5/13/2021)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
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1868 10C PF obverse 1868 10C PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

Proof sales were a modest 600 sets, and this date is moderately scarce. With the mintage of currency pieces rising to nearly half a million pieces in 1868, there is less price pressure of this proof than on those of 1863-67.

Cameo pieces are elusive, while Ultra Cameo specimens are truly rare.

Two die pairs were used for this issue, and the normal dies are illustrated above. A spectacular variety was created when the numeral 1 was punched twice into the lower drapery. The bases of each numeral are clearly visible above numerals 18 of the date.

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Last Updated: 4/30/2019

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1868 10C PF
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Base $ - - - - - - - - 300 360 380 500 675 900 1500 2500 5000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 1750 - 5500 -
1868 10C PF CA
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 450 550 725 1030 1750 4500 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 2000 5500 - -
1868 10C PF UC
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1600 3400 6500 - 11000 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - 9750 -

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Disclaimer: The prices listed in the various NGC Price and Value Guides are compiled from a number of independent, third party sources in the numismatic community which NGC believes to be reliable. Prices provided are averages, not specific prices for individual coins. Further, because these prices are only updated from time to time, they do not reflect short term pricing trends, which are quite common and are often quite dramatic, given the volatile nature of the collectible coin marketplace. This is especially true for rare coins, where there are fewer sales and greater variations in sale prices. For all of these reasons, the prices in these guides are designed to serve merely as one of many measures and factors that coin buyers and sellers can use in determining coin values. These prices are not intended, and should not be relied upon, to replace the due diligence and — when appropriate — expert consultation that coin buyers and sellers should undertake when entering into a coin transaction. As such, NGC disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to the information contained in the NGC Guides. By using the NGC Guides, the user agrees that neither NGC nor any of its affiliates, shareholders, officers, employees or agents shall have any liability for any loss or damage of any kind, including without limitation any loss arising from reliance on the information contained in the Guides.

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 148
Low Grade: 60
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 68

The chart showing 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series, 68 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 5/11/2021 1868 10C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----------151436371491---117
---------------1-1----2
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------------------2---2
Total-----------1514363814103---121
 -----------1%4%12%30%31%12%8%2%--- 
1868 10C PF CA
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base------------1-51244----26
---------------112----4
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------------------1---1
Total------------1-513561---31
 ------------3%-16%42%16%19%3%--- 
1868 10C PF UC
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------------112-1--5
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------------------1---1
---------------1------1
Total---------------21211--7
 ---------------29%14%29%14%14%-- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1868 10C PF CA
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Base719745770798826854882913945975100810421066120614211735230236393877412645496069
728753779807835863892924955986101910501113127815261924274837183960426750566372
000000892924955986101910501113127815261924274837183960426700
000000903934965997103110581159134916302113319337984043440800
1868 10C PF UC
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1166120612711296133313931416145015051609163417991886204821242197319442904559536758796545
1179122812791308135314011427146815401617168918281940207321482529355943804828553861016872
0000001427146815401617168918281940207321482529355943804828553800
0000001439148715741626174418571994209921732862392544695098570800
1868 10C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base6046296506766997257517778068118209251005113813151531212427543817406444825986
6126366596847087347607878088148559521049119713871729233431083899420349836285
0000007607878088148559521049119713871729233431083899420300
0000007687968098178909781094125614591926254434633982434300
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Grade: PF 67 CAMEO
Points: 6515
Owner: 49er
 
Grade: PF 66 ULTRA CAMEO
Points: 4290
Owner: Kevin Beaulieu
 
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