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Obverse of 1837 Seated Liberty Dime - Large Date

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1837 DIME -
SEATED LIBERTY
(see also 1837 Dime - Capped Bust)

PCGS No: 4651, 4562, 4718

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 682,500
Proofs: 
estimated 30

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

Mintmark: None (for Philadelphia) below DIME on the reverse

Images courtesy of Mid-American Rare Coin Galleries

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated "No Stars" example graded by PCGS is a single MS-67.

The finest Uncirculated "Small Date" example graded by PCGS is a single MS-66.

The finest Proof example graded by PCGS is a single PR-66.

Recent appearances:
NGC Proof 66.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 1569, "No stars, large date", illustrated, sold for $20,700.00

PCGS MS-64.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 254, "Small Date", illustrated, sold for $2,875.00

AU-55 Untoned.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "2000 Santa Clara" Sale, November 16-17, 2000, Lot 5229, not illustrated, sold for $506.00

About Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 299, not plated, sold for $126.50

AU-50.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 5534, "No Stars, Questionable Toning", not illustrated, sold for $546.25

EF-45.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 1570, "No stars, small date", not illustrated, sold for $443.00

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"The PCGS Population Report, October 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service