Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 4,454,450
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: $1.23 (10/2/2014)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1887 S 10C MS obverse 1887 S 10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

With its sizable mintage, the 1887 S dime is the first entry from the San Francisco Mint since 1877 to be readily available to collectors across a broad range of grades. The biggest issue in finding a suitable piece will be striking deficiencies. Most are weakly struck at Liberty's head, and the partially filled mintmark seen on the coin illustrated is quite prevalent on S-Mint dimes dated 1887-91.

Some 20 die marriages are noted for 1887 S, and a few of these have repunched or misplaced dates. Of greater general interest, however, are the repunched mintmark varieties. In the past they have been labeled as Large S over Small S, but it is currently believed that all such varieties for 1887 S are merely repunchings of the same letter.

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Last Updated: 5/8/2014

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1887 S 10C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 13.00 16.00 18.00 24.00 38.00 38.00 80.00 92.00 110 125 145 175 215 255 475 1200 3000 11700 - - -
$ 42.00 88.00 100.00 120 135 160 195 240 280 600 1450 3750 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 288
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67


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7/21/2003 PCGS MS 61   Teletrade Auction 1755, 1755/Lot# 1163 $143.00
10/7/2003 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #23102, 23102/Lot# 11319 $322.00
5/27/2007 NGC MS 65   Goldberg May 27-30, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 41/Lot# 1047 $718.75
6/1/2011 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2011 June Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(1), 1156/Lot# 3323 $948.75
1/3/2012 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando Session(9), 1166/Lot# 10339 $345.00
2/28/2012 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 2061 $437.00
6/8/2014 PCGS MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 807, 816/Lot# 7302 $775.00
7/6/2014 NGC AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/06/2014, 188/Lot# 137962 $275.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1887 S 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base32832374563143220265295339366409489563856158318124287710811
1129333951891682352753093483804355136601098165926375227710810
0000001682352753093483804355136601098165926375227710800
0000001942502853243573944625387581340173534626167710800
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 1812
Owner: yeoldeone
 
Grade: MS 64
Points: 856
Owner: Gerry Fortin
 
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