Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 7,380,000
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: $1.42 (4/18/2014)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1889 10C MS obverse 1889 10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The enormous (for its time) mintage of this issue has made it common in all but the highest grades. Collectors may be selective and should avoid the typical example that is weakly struck at Liberty's head and the bow knot.

Several misplaced and repunched date varieties are known, sometimes in combination. Also desirable are the two different doubled-die reverses. This type of variety is quite rare on Seated Liberty Dimes.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 1/3/2014

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1889 10C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 13.00 15.00 18.00 24.00 38.00 38.00 78.00 83.00 93.00 120 145 175 205 250 440 850 1300 4400 - - -
$ 42.00 85.00 90.00 100.00 130 160 195 220 275 480 925 1400 5000 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 333
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


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5/31/2001 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2001 June Long Beach Signature Sale #263, 263/Lot# 8014 $1,380.00
4/25/2002 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2002 April Columbus, OH (CSNS) Signature Sale #288, 288/Lot# 5465 $1,035.00
5/31/2009 PCGS XF 40   Teletrade Auction 2699, 2699/Lot# 1485 $53.00
10/17/2012 PCGS MS 65   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 1382 $998.75
5/12/2013 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 751, 760/Lot# 840 $350.00
12/22/2013 NGC MS 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/22/2013, 106/Lot# 137964 $415.00
3/2/2014 PCGS MS 98   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 793, 802/Lot# 1350 $51.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1889 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base12832374563143220265295339366395450502847139317992643499180051
1029333951891682352753093483754134676171029152820803425599580050
0000001682352753093483754134676171029152820803425599500
0000001942502853243573854314847321211166323614208700000
1889 10C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base111111123241288320366395426484539903147218952770396258908879
11111411622562983353754054455026601092161321863167460468860
0000001622562983353754054455026601092161321863167460400
0000002012723093503854154645207811282175424783564524700
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 2643
Owner: Green Collection
 
Grade: MS 65
Points: 1393
Owner: Gerry Fortin
 
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