Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 7,310,000
Catalog: KM-A92
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 2.50 Grams
ASW: 0.0723oz
Melt Value: $1.41 (8/29/2014)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1877 10C MS obverse 1877 10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The mintage of dimes at Philadelphia dipped a bit in 1877, as the falling price of silver brought millions of old dimes out of hiding. These had disappeared in 1862 when the circulation of non-redeemable paper currency drove silver from circulation, but these notes now passed at the same value as silver.

Unlike the previous year, Type 2 reverses predominate for 1877(P) dimes, though the Type 1 coins are only moderately scarce. In overall numbers this issue is common in worn condition, and even Mint State gems are available to the type collector.

A number of minor repunched date varieties are noted, but these have attracted little interest. More appealing is a misplaced date variety in which the base of a numeral 1 is seen below Liberty's gown and centered above the 8 of the date.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 1/3/2014

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1877 10C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 13.00 15.00 18.00 24.00 40.00 40.00 78.00 83.00 93.00 125 145 180 250 350 500 1200 1475 6000 14000 - -
$ 44.00 85.00 90.00 100.00 135 160 200 275 385 550 1300 1650 6600 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 149
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 68


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4/25/2005 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Richmond Sale, Internet-Only Auction, 40/Lot# 383 $373.75
2/15/2010 NGC MS 68   Stack's Bowers The March 2010 Baltimore Auction, 33/Lot# 637 $8,050.00
5/9/2010 PCGS MS 63   Teletrade Auction 2850, 2850/Lot# 1751 $264.50
1/3/2012 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando Session(9), 1166/Lot# 10325 $322.00
9/25/2013 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2013 September 25 - 29 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(2), 1189/Lot# 3549 $1,410.00
11/15/2013 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2013 November 15 - 16 Selections from the Eric P. Newman Collection, Part II Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1190/Lot# 33125 $763.75
12/22/2013 NGC MS 60   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/22/2013, 106/Lot# 147000 $115.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1877 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base32832374563143220265295339366395450515847154719283695595411
1129333951891682352753093483754134716251080167425174448595410
0000001682352753093483754134716251080167425174448595400
0000001942502853243573854314937361313180131065201595400
1877 10C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33237415072159237288320366395426484551900162920293858618611
12333844571011852542983353754054455066671143176226384634618610
0000001852542983353754054455066671143176226384634618600
0000002112713093503854154645287831386189532485410618600
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 1928
Owner: Gerry Fortin
 
Grade: MS 65
Points: 1547
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
 
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