Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 5,495,655
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: $1.47 (7/31/2014)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1888 10C MS obverse 1888 10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This is a common issue that was generated from numerous die pairs. Included within these are several misplaced-dates and repunched dates, though none have emerged as particularly popular with collectors.

Most 1888(P) dimes are a bit weakly struck at Liberty's head and base. On the coin illustrated this weakness extends to the date, as well. Gems are not common, but there seem to be enough to supply the needs of advanced series collectors. Prooflike pieces exist but are rare. These likely were coined from recently retired proof dies.

This issue includes one Top 100 entry. F-100 features both a repunched final 8 and a misplaced punching of 888 within Liberty's gown.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/24/2014

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1888 10C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 13.00 15.00 18.00 24.00 38.00 38.00 78.00 83.00 93.00 130 155 180 205 255 440 850 1200 7500 - - -
$ 42.00 85.00 90.00 100.00 145 175 200 220 280 480 925 2100 12500 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 301
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67


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1/5/1998 NGC MS 66   Teletrade Auction 1012, 1012/Lot# 1223 $872.00
10/20/2004 NGC MS 62   Teletrade Auction 1951, 1951/Lot# 1281 $165.00
3/27/2007 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions Tuesday Internet Coin Auction #27041, 27041/Lot# 13187 $603.75
8/25/2011 NGC MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 613, 620/Lot# 6157 $655.50
9/4/2011 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg September 4-6, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 65/Lot# 974 $333.50
9/7/2011 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2011 September Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(4), 1159/Lot# 7468 $184.00
7/27/2013 PCGS MS 66   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 1768 $3,055.00
2/9/2014 PCGS XF 40   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/09/2014, 171/Lot# 169880 $27.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1888 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base12832374563143220265295339366395450502847139317992643499180051
1029333951891682352753093483754134676171029152820803425599580050
0000001682352753093483754134676171029152820803425599500
0000001942502853243573854314847321211166323614208700000
1888 10C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base111111123241288320366395426484539903147218952770396258908879
11111411622562983353754054455026601092161321863167460468860
0000001622562983353754054455026601092161321863167460400
0000002012723093503854154645207811282175424783564524700
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 2643
Owner: Gerry Fortin
 
Grade: MS 65
Points: 1421
Owner: Musicman102357
 
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