Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 2,532,497
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: $1.42 (8/28/2014)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1885 10C MS obverse 1885 10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This issue is common in all grades including gem Mint State. Some examples are less than fully struck, but the coin illustrated is exceptionally sharp.

Several minor date punching varieties are known for 1885(P) dimes, but these have elicited little interest.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/24/2014

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1885 10C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 13.00 15.00 18.00 26.00 38.00 38.00 78.00 84.00 98.00 120 145 165 180 260 450 850 1225 3750 - - -
$ 42.00 85.00 90.00 108 130 160 180 200 285 490 940 1400 5000 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 329
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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11/16/1998 PCGS MS 63   Teletrade Auction 1105, 1105/Lot# 1253 $152.60
7/12/2012 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2012 July 12-15 US Coin Summer FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(4), 1172/Lot# 7908 $195.50
2/22/2013 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 3220 $3,055.00
9/25/2013 PCGS VF 25   Goldberg September 22-25, 2013 September Pre Long Beach, 75/Lot# 917 $322.00
10/27/2013 NGC AU 53   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131345/Lot# 22493 $1,086.88
3/23/2014 PCGS XF 45   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 796, 805/Lot# 929 $475.00
6/29/2014 PCGS MS 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/29/2014, 187/Lot# 203808 $700.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1885 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base12832374563143220265295339366395450502847139317992643499180051
1029333951891682352753093483754134676171029152820803425599580050
0000001682352753093483754134676171029152820803425599500
0000001942502853243573854314847321211166323614208700000
1885 10C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base111111123241288320366395426484539903147218952770396258908879
11111411622562983353754054455026601092161321863167460468860
0000001622562983353754054455026601092161321863167460400
0000002012723093503854154645207811282175424783564524700
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 2643
Owner: yeoldeone
 
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