Seated Dime Value 1837-1891

Seated Dime Value Mint State
Mint State Seated Dime

Seated Dime Value By Date

Mint state and key date listed Seated Dime values is for graded, certified and authenticated coins in PCGS or NGC holders. The rest are a sample of raw coin sell but this is not a guarantee your coin with the same date, mint, grade and holder will sell for this exact value.

Date/Mint
Mintage
G4
F12
VF35
EF45
AU55
MS63
MS65
No Stars
1837
682,500
——-
——
——-
——-
——-
——-
——-
1837 Large date
Inc. above
$45
$90
$400
$480
$570
$1,380
$3,740
1837 Small date
Inc. above
$50
$90
$345
$430
$800
$2,990
$5,750
1838-O
406,034
$100
$276
$460
$800
$1,420
$3,500
$7,870
No Drapery
1838 Small stars
1,992,500
$25
$50
$90
$195
$546
$1,610
$5,060
1838 Large stars
Inc. above
$20
$40
$80
$90
$230
$740
$1,955
1838 Partial drapery
Inc. above
$40
$150
$225
$375
$546
$1,725
$3,105
1839
1,053,115
$20
$30
$60
$140
$250
$660
$2,530
1839-O Reverse of 38′
Inc. above
$115
——-
———
———
———
———
———
1839-O
1,323,000
$30
$70
$150
$320
$920
$2,185
$8,050
1840
981,500
$30
$95
$215
$276
$740
$690
$2,530
1840-O
1,175,000
$20
$40
$200
$740
$970
——–
———
Drapery
Mintage
G4
F12
VF35
EF45
AU55
MS63
MS65
1840
377,500
$40
$90
$270
$430
$1,090
———
———
1841
1,622,500
$20
$30
$40
$70
$140
$575
$1,955
1841-O Open bud rev
2,007,500
$30
$60
$115
$150
$195
$1,840
$3,680
1841-O Closed bud rev
Inc. above
$2,300
$2,990
$4,600
———
———
———
———
1842
1,887,500
$20
$25
$35
$50
$160
$575
$2,300
1842-O
2,020,000
$20
$75
$180
$460
$1,265
$3,000
———
1843
1,370,000
$20
$25
$30
$45
$250
$690
———
1843/1843
Inc. above
$25
$30
$35
$50
$90
———
———
1843-O
150,000
$200
$430
$1,200
$3,680
$14,950
———
———
1844
72,500
$250
$300
$490
$895
$5,750
$13,800
$26,450
1845
1,755,000
$20
$55
$75
$130
$430
$546
$1,955
1845/1845
Inc. above
——-
——–
———
———
———
———
———
1845-O
230,000
$115
$230
$345
$1,265
$1,840
$13,800
———
1846
31,300
$350
$500
$1,320
$2,185
$5,750
$13,800
———
1847
245,000
$20
$40
$160
$200
$970
$2,990
$4,080
1848
451,500
$20
$35
$40
$210
$340
$800
$4,025
1849
839,000
$20
$30
$40
$80
$210
$2,875
$2,875
1849-O
300,000
$20
$50
$250
$400
$740
$6,000
———
1850
1,931,500
$20
$30
$40
$90
$150
$480
$6,900
1850-O
510,000
$20
$45
$95
$200
$400
———
———
1851
1,026,500
$20
$35
$45
$90
$180
$630
$4,080
1851-O
400,000
$20
$90
$480
$600
$1,150
———
———
1852
1,535,500
$20
$35
$75
$80
$195
$510
$3,730
1852-O
430,000
$20
$70
$160
$276
$800
$1,980
$5,060
1853 No Arrows
95,000
$74
$175
$430
$525
$600
$1,265
$3,730
Arrows At Date
Mintage
G4
F12
VF35
EF45
AU55
MS63
MS65
1853
12,078,010
$5
$10
$20
$60
$110
$460
$1,495
1853-O
1,100,000
$20
$45
$320
$655
$800
———
———
1854
4,470,000
$20
$25
$30
$54
$90
$776
$1,610
1854-O
1,770,000
$20
$35
$80
$195
$480
$860
$2,530
1855
2,075,000
$20
$30
$40
$90
$180
$740
$2,070
Drapery
1856 Small date
5,780,000
$10
$20
$40
$50
$100
$380
$2,300
1856 Large date
Inc. above
$20
$30
$35
$75
$250
$1,500
———
1856-O
1,180,000
$40
$60
$65
$410
$690
$970
$4,600
1856-S
70,000
$250
$630
$970
$1,725
$2,530
$15,525
———
1857
5,580,000
$10
$20
$40
$50
$140
$430
$2,530
1857-O
1,540,000
$20
$30
$45
$100
$200
$510
$1,840
1858
1,540,000
$20
$30
$40
$50
$126
$460
$1,380
1858-O
290,000
$30
$50
$126
$150
$430
$790
$6,900
1858-S
60,000
$160
$575
$1,150
$1,610
$2,990
$7,760
———
1859
430,000
$20
$35
$40
$50
$185
$630
$1,610
1859-O
480,000
$20
$30
$70
$75
$200
$690
$2,185
1859-S
60,000
$100
$400
$1,320
$2,530
$6,900
$7,760
———
1860-S
140,000
$30
$210
$195
$430
$800
$3,900
———
Legend Obverse
Mintage
G4
F12
VF34
EF45
AU55
MS63
MS65
1860
606,000
$20
$34
$45
$54
$140
$510
$920
1860-O
40,000
$600
$2,070
$2,580
$4,310
$7,760
———
———
1861
1,883,000
$20
$30
$35
$40
$100
$300
$890
1861-S
172,500
$55
$150
$250
$470
$1,840
$6,610
———
1862
847,000
$20
$30
$40
$50
$100
$320
$1,035
1862-S
180,750
$50
$60
$575
$800
$920
———
———
1863
14,000
$400
$550
$700
$800
$1,035
$1,500
$2,530
1863-S
157,500
$50
$160
$276
$460
$1,265
$6,670
$29,900
1864
11,000
$446
$580
$920
$1,000
$1,200
$2,070
$3,220
1864-S
230,000
$30
$50
$220
$460
$1,090
$1,725
———
1865
10,000
$500
$700
$860
$900
$960
$1,265
$2,645
1865-S
175,000
$90
$200
$400
$500
$600
———
———
1866
8,000
$690
$775
$900
$1,100
$1,610
$2,000
$2,760
1866-S
135,000
$50
$150
$345
$460
$1,000
$5,490
$16,100
1867
6,000
$500
$700
$800
$900
$1,210
$1,725
$2,530
1867-S
140,000
$35
$160
$175
$373
$1,780
$4,600
$6,325
1868
464,000
$20
$40
$75
$150
$300
$690
$1,550
1868-S
260,000
$30
$50
$160
$190
$220
$1,500
$3,730
1869
256,000
$30
$45
$90
$150
$400
$690
$2,760
1869-S
450,000
$20
$55
$65
$200
$300
$630
$4,310
1870
470,500
$20
$25
$30
$55
$140
$420
$1,430
1870-S
50,000
$300
$510
$575
$675
$970
$2,000
$4,050
1871
906,750
$20
$30
$40
$90
$140
$460
$1,120
1871-CC
320,000
$2,990
$4,450
$7,500
$18,400
$27,600
———
———
1871-S
20,100
$75
$126
$250
$375
$490
$2,530
———
1872
2,395,500
$20
$35
$45
$100
$170
$800
$1,045
1872-CC
35,480
$600
$900
$5,318
$7,475
$17,250
———
———
1872-S
190,000
$40
$95
$160
$220
$546
$2,530
$8,910
1873 Closed 3
1,568,000
$15
$25
$50
$70
$80
$190
$1,006
1873 Open 3
$30
$45
$70
$100
$345
$1,610
———
1873-CC No Arrows
12,400
2 Known
———
———
———
———
———
———
Arrows At Date
Mintage
G4
F12
VF35
EF45
AU55
MS63
MS65
1873
2,377,700
$10
$20
$50
$160
$195
$805
$2,415
1873 DDO Obverse
Inc. above
$350
$1,250
$2,875
$5,000
$9,200
——–
——-
1873-CC
18,791
$1,840
$13,800
$12,650
$13,225
$25,000
——–
——-
1873-S
455,000
$20
$50
$150
$630
$1,000
$1,430
$5,460
1874
2,939,300
$10
$20
$50
$110
$230
$690
$2,530
1874-CC
10,817
$8,620
$13,800
$21,275
$29,900
$34,500
——–
——-
1874-S
240,000
$35
$55
$140
$220
$500
$1,380
——-
Legend  Reverse
Mintage
G4
F12
VF35
EF45
AU55
MS63
MS65
1875
10,350,000
$5
$15
$20
$30
$70
$250
$690
1875-CC Above bow
4,645,000
$20
$30
$40
$100
$180
$800
$1,955
1875-CC Below bow
Inc. above
$20
$40
$60
$140
$250
$1,380
$4,600
1875-S Above bow
7,310,000
$10
$20
$30
$80
$180
$630
$860
1875-S Below bow
Inc. above
$10
$20
$30
$45
$74
$500
$1,090
1876
11,460,000
$5
$10
$25
$30
$90
$180
$690
1876-CC
9,070,000
$10
$25
$56
$100
$230
$400
$1,265
1876-CC DDO obverse
Inc. above
$25
$50
$65
$125
$275
$575
——-
1876-S
10,420,000
$5
$15
$30
$45
$90
$276
$1,120
1876-CC
8,270,000
$5
$30
$56
$90
$250
$400
$1,265
1877
2,340,000
$10
$20
$30
$45
$90
$235
$920
1877-CC
7,700,000
$5
$25
$55
$115
$180
$510
$970
1878
1,677,200
$20
$35
$40
$45
$90
$250
$710
1878-CC
200,000
$60
$150
$630
$700
$1,380
$2,320
$3,730
1879
14,000
$200
$250
$300
$360
$460
$560
$740
1880
36,000
$200
$250
$400
$500
$575
$650
$1,380
1881
24,000
$200
$275
$310
$620
$750
$850
$1,090
1882
3,910,000
$10
$25
$30
$45
$90
$200
$600
1883
7,674,673
$10
$15
$20
$40
$60
$170
$630
1884
3,365,505
$10
$20
$25
$50
$100
$230
$575
1884-S
564,969
$20
$30
$40
$86
$420
$1,035
$2,760
1885
2,532,497
$10
$20
$25
$50
$80
$260
$575
1885-S
43,690
$500
$900
$1,610
$2,070
$2,886
$5,460
——-
1886
6,376,684
$5
$15
$25
$30
$70
$210
$575
1886-S
206,524
$35
$90
$170
$250
$430
$860
$2,760
1887
11,283,229
$5
$10
$20
$30
$90
$210
$710
1887-S
4,454,450
$10
$15
$20
$40
$100
$220
$740
1888
5,495,655
$5
$15
$20
$30
$40
$230
$546
1888-S
1,720,000
$20
$25
$35
$55
$126
$480
$5,750
1889
7,380,000
$5
$15
$20
$30
$55
$375
$605
1889-S
972,678
$20
$35
$55
$80
$115
$690
——-
1890
9,910,951
$5
$10
$20
$30
$70
$250
$575
1890-S
1,423,076
$20
$25
$35
$75
$170
$510
$1,265
1891
15,310,000
$5
$10
$15
$30
$60
$140
$575
1891-O
4,540,000
$10
$15
$20
$30
$160
$345
$970
1891-O/Horizontal O
Inc. above
$50
——-
——-
——-
——-
——-
——-
1891-S
3,196,116
$10
$15
$20
$30
$79
$195
$1,150

Seated Dime Value Facts:

Date – Mint Rarity:

Seated Dime value is determined, in part, do to their mintage figures reported by the U.S. Mint, but no Seated Dime date and mint survive in their original mintage amount today.

One example is the 1873-CC No Arrows at date has a reported mintage of 12,400 but only one specimen is known and it sold for $1.8 million. There might be more out there, waiting to be found; and this is an example of how they’ve been melted and lost over the years – few have survived except for the more numerous mintage dates and mints.

The proofs are numerous as a whole and most are affordable but there’s some extreme rarities with only a few known and those are worth looking for.

Grade – Condition:

When you find this coin type and denomination they will usually grade AG3 (About Good) or less, so Seated Dime value will be less than what you see listed in the price guides since most list values for G4 and up.

You can buy common date and low grade Seated Liberty Dimes for around $5 each but the 1874-CC can sell for as much as $9,000 in G4; but the 1874-CC is the exception rather than the rule.

A Seated Dime with an O, CC or S mint mark have more of a premium than the no mint mark (Philadelphia Mint) examples. However there’s some exceptions to this and that’s the 1879, 1880, 1881 no mint mark (Philadelphia Mint); these three are the most valuable without a mint mark and their value averages around $160 each.

Then the 1885-S is another post 1874 date that’s worth a decent premium and can range from $300 to several thousands in the higher grades.

Most Seated Dimes are reasonable up through the AU (About Uncirculated) grade but they jump in value for MS (Mint State) grades that starts at MS60. One example is the 1889-S, it’s worth around $80 in AU but jumps to around $400 in MS60 according to PCGS coin values.

PCGS is important here since they show a higher *population for the 1889-S in AU and a lower population in MS60, and they grade thousands of coins a month. So most coins like this should be graded by NGC or PCGS.

*Reported PCGS graded examples.
G4 Seated Dime Value
G4 Seated Dime

Varieties:

There’s a few varieties to be found in this series but most don’t add much of a premium in the lower grades, they’re typically found, but as grade increases as do some values. For example the The 1837 Large and Small dates are the same value until they reach the MS60 and that’s when the Small Date is worth a bit more and the 1838 Small Stars is not worth much of a premium until VF30 (Extrememly Fine).

Other varieties to look for is 1840 Drapery and No Drapery, 1838 Partial Drapery, 1853 No Arrows, and 1856 Large Date and there’s 1972 Doubled Die Reverse (DDR) and 1973 Doubled Die Obverse (DDO). All of these are worth several hundred dollars in the higher grades.

Specifications:
Designer: Obverse by Thomas Sully, executed by Christian Gobrecht; Reverse by Christian Gobrecht
Diameter: 17.9 millimeters
Metal content: Silver – 90%, Copper – 10%
Weight: 41.3 grains (27 grams)
Edge: Reeded
Mint mark: None (for Philadelphia) below DIME on the reverse
*Seated Liberty Dimes have potential as an investment since most of the mintages and survival rates for most dates and mints is low in value when compared to similar numbers for other coin types and denominations.

Seated Dime Value by Date/Mint: 

No Stars Obverse (1837-38)

1837
1838-O
Obverse Stars No Drapery (1838-1840)
1838
1839
1839-O
1840
1840-O
Obverse Stars and Drapery (1840-1853)
1840
1841
1841-O
1842
1842-O
1843
1843-O
1844
1845
1845-O
1846
1847
1848
1849
1849-O
1850
1850-O
1851
1851-O
1852
1852-O
1853 No arrows
Arrowheads At Date (1853-55)
1853 With Arrows
1853-O
1854
1854-O
1855
Obverse With Stars, Drapery (Resumed 1856-60)
1856
1856-O
1856-S
1857
1857-O
1858
1858-O
1858-S
1859
1859-O
1859-S
1860-S
Obverse With Legend (1860-73)
1860
1860-O
1861
1861-S
1862
1862-S
1863
1863-S
1864
1864-S
1865
1865-S
1866
1866-S
1867
1867-S
1868
1868-S
1869
1869-S
1870
1870-S
1871
1871-S
1871-CC
1872
1872-S
1872-CC
1873 No Arrows
1873-CC No Arrows
Obverse With Legend, Arrows At Date (1873-74)
1873
1873-S
1873-CC
1874
1874-S
1874-CC
Obverse With Legend, No Arrows (1875-1891)
1875
1875-S
1875-CC
1876
1876-S
1876-CC
1877
1877-S
1877-CC
1878
1878-CC
1879
1880
1881
1882
1883
1884
1884-S
1885
1885-S
1886
1886-S
1887
1887-S
1888
1888-S
1889
1889-S
1890
1890-S
1891
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Seated Dime Value
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Seated Dime Value
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Seated Dime value and what effects the value of this coin series.
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