Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,535,500
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: $1.21 (2/11/2016)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1852 10C MS obverse 1852 10C MS reverse


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Description & Analysis

A certain percentage of this issue was likely lost to the melting pot early on, as dimes contained more than ten cents worth of silver in 1852. This was due to a temporary depression in the value of gold, which was abundant at the time due to rich discoveries in California and Australia.

Despite this handicap, the 1852 dime is not especially scarce across most grades. A disproportionately high percentage of the survivors are Mint State or close to it, perhaps due to hoarding associated with their bullion value.

The sole variety of interest features a repunched date. When paired with a cracked reverse it is a Top 100 entry.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/17/2015

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1852 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 13.00 16.00 21.00 30.00 80.00 155 160 175 235 350 440 725 1225 3250 4350 7500 - - -
$ 95.00 - 170 195 255 375 480 850 1800 3450 4800 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 96
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 67


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2/20/2005 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 1074 $833.75
12/3/2009 PCGS MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2009 December Houston, TX US Coin Auction #1132, 1132/Lot# 7449 $345.00
2/26/2012 NGC Details VG Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/26/2012, 9/Lot# 35097 $16.00
7/16/2012 NGC AU 50   Teletrade Auction 3312, 3312/Lot# 1769 $110.00
11/15/2013 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2013 November 15 - 16 Selections from the Eric P. Newman Collection, Part II Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1190/Lot# 33109 $1,410.00
12/1/2013 PCGS MS 98   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 780, 789/Lot# 290 $55.00
6/23/2014 PCGS MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2014 June 23 The Eugene H. Gardner Collection of US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1213/Lot# 30253 $6,462.50
8/8/2014 NGC AU 53   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3494, 6045/Lot# 21174 $141.00
2/26/2015 PCGS MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2015 February 26 - March 1 PNG Dallas Invitational US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(1), 1218/Lot# 3057 $5,640.00
7/17/2015 PCGS   Stack's Bowers July 2015 Baltimore Auction, 6105/Lot# 5127 $9,400.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1852 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base45506385123304351515527563695829908105113931821319435834876517256717449
47547098183320406519539607740855956116515362279332440144975533862640
000000406519539607740855956116515362279332440144975533800
0000004605235516517848821003127916782736345344455073550500
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 3194
Owner: Gerry Fortin
 
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