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: $1.23 (12/15/2019)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
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1869 10C PF obverse 1869 10C PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

Despite a mintage of only 600 pieces, no fewer than three die pairs were used for proof 1869 dimes. One of these features a normal 1 in its date, the so-called Short Flag variety. The other two obverses display the Long Flag on which both the left base and the flag of numeral are greatly extended. Though the rarities of these three die marriages vary, there is no premium associated with proof varieties.

Cameo proofs are very scare, while Ultra Cameo examples are extremely rare.

From 1868 onward, both proofs and currency strikes show broken areas in letters S(TATES) and O(F), due to deterioration of the obverse master hub.

GRADE SUMMARY

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/30/2019

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1869 10C PF
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - 360 410 500 635 825 1300 1750 5500 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - 2500 - -
1869 10C PF CA
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 450 550 725 950 1500 4500 7250 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 850 1250 1900 5000 10250 -
1869 10C PF UC
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 3500 4500 - - - -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 172
Low Grade: 61
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67

The chart showing 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 12/10/2019 1869 10C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base------------51621642964---145
------------------1---1
-----------------1----1
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Total------------51621642975---147
 ------------3 %11 %14 %44 %20 %5 %3 %--- 
1869 10C PF CA
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base------------1-65572---26
-----------------11---2
----------------1-----1
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Total------------1-65683---29
 ------------3 %-21 %17 %21 %28 %10 %--- 
1869 10C PF UC
 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
6/25/2007 PCGS PF 64   Teletrade Auction 2386, 2386/Lot# 1178 $728.00
3/28/2009 NGC PF 67   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2009 March Baltimore, MD Signature US Coin Auction #1126, 1126/Lot# 875 $4,600.00
9/19/2010 PCGS PF 65   Goldberg September 19-21, 2010 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 60/Lot# 3600 $1,495.00
7/18/2011 NGC PF 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 602, 609/Lot# 1660 $897.00
11/7/2011 PCGS PF 64   Heritage Auctions 2011 November 7-9 US Coins Signature Auction - Beverly Hills Session(4), 1161/Lot# 7633 $718.75
1/1/2013 PCGS   Stack's Bowers The January 2013 Americana Sale, 180/Lot# 14288 $502.90
12/22/2013 PCGS PF 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/22/2013, 166/Lot# 142031 $689.70


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1869 10C PF CA
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base719745770798826854882913945975100810421066120614211658212436394499477752486931
728753779807835863892924955986101910501113127815001813262939264592493458090
000000892924955986101910501113127815001813262939264592493400
000000903934965997103110581159134915791969313442124684509100
1869 10C PF UC
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1540158516321679172817771828188019321986204120972283248126902913323838004687497454597190
1555160116481695174417941845189719502004206021592349255127643021342540964783513660360
0000001845189719502004206021592349255127643021342540964783513600
0000001863191519682023207822212415262028393130361343914878529700
1869 10C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base5936156376616847117357627898178469251005113813151531196923023984455950146642
6006226456696937197447717988278729521049119713871677208028634176471155570
0000007447717988278729521049119713871677208028634176471100
0000007537808088368999781094125614591823219134234367486200
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Grade: PF 67
Points: 3984
Owner: 49er
 
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