Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 72,500
Catalog: KM-63.2
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht and Robert B. Hughes
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 2.67g
ASW: 0.0773oz
Melt Value: $1.26 (5/26/2016)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1844 10C MS obverse 1844 10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The low mintage of this issue is a clear indicator of rarity, though this has been exaggerated over the years. In the 1930s and '40s a writer for a popular magazine deemed this issue to be the "Little Orphan Annie" dime and heavily promoted it. Though indeed quite scarce, it is not a great rarity. Well worn examples are usually available, though grades above Fine will be quite challenging. Those pieces surviving in Mint State tend to be well struck.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/15/2015

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 102
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: VF
High Grade: 65


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12/4/2006 NGC F 12   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 116, 121/Lot# 677 $546.25
8/5/2009 PCGS VF 35   Teletrade Auction 2728, 2728/Lot# 1341 $862.50
1/3/2012 NGC Details VG Details  Heritage Auctions 2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando Session(9), 1166/Lot# 10295 $104.00
2/28/2012 PCGS VF 25   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 2000 $437.00
2/3/2013 PCGS VF 20   Goldberg February 3-6, 2013 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 72/Lot# 1253 $540.50
8/8/2013 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2013 August 8 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Rosemont Session(5), 1188/Lot# 5557 $28,200.00
6/29/2014 PCGS MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/29/2014, 187/Lot# 162265 $14,000.00
12/19/2014 PCGS VG 8   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3513, 6082/Lot# 22074 $235.00
1/25/2015 PCGS F 12   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131505/Lot# 22119 $329.00


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