Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,000
Catalog: KM-92
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 2.49 Grams
ASW: 0.0720oz
Melt Value: $1.23 (5/25/2015)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1870 10C PF obverse 1870 10C PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The reported mintage for 1870 proof dimes is 1,000 pieces, but it's doubtful that all of these were sold. There's no reason to believe that demand rose that dramatically from 1869, as there was no coin of speculative interest included within the 1870 silver proof set.

According to Seated Liberty Dime researcher Gerry Fortin, two die marriages are known for 1870 proofs. Only a single reverse die was employed, this paired with two different obverses.

The quality of the U. S. Mint's proof coins declined from roughly 1870 through the late 1880s. This may explain the extreme rarity of Ultra Cameo examples and the higher than usual rarity of Cameo coins. Another manifestation of this diminished quality is that the fields rarely display the perfectly flat, mirrorlike quality of earlier issues. Proof dimes of this period may also have distracting lines and areas of incomplete striking. The coin illustrated is a good example, as the upper left part of the wreath is no sharper than on most currency pieces.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 1/3/2014

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1870 10C PF
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 370 490 675 965 1775 2125 5500 - - -
$ - - - - - 410 535 750 1075 1875 2650 6000 -
1870 10C PF Cameo
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 775 1150 2050 4100 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 850 1250 2250 5875 - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 150
Low Grade: 60
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67


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6/7/2015 PF 64  Cameo Heritage Auctions 2015 June 4 - 7 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(5), 1221/Lot# 7376


Auction Prices Realized

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2/5/2006 NGC PF 65   Goldberg February 5-8, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 34/Lot# 808 $1,553.00
11/7/2010 PCGS PF 61   Teletrade Auction 2955, 2955/Lot# 1364 $345.00
2/28/2012 NGC PF 66   Cameo Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 2023 $2,587.50
5/30/2012 NGC PF 64   Heritage Auctions 2012 May 30- June 3 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(4), 1171/Lot# 8061 $747.50
4/24/2013 NGC PF 67   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(2), 1184/Lot# 1777 $3,290.00
7/28/2013 PCGS PF 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 762, 771/Lot# 784 $696.00
6/29/2014 PCGS PF 65   Cameo GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/29/2014, 195/Lot# 202880 $1,886.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1870 10C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1551671751831902012092202303571874941112413631673231925403984423946706218
1591701781851942042132232723572928961002120414661888239330214069438351860
0000002132232723572928961002120414661888239330214069438300
0000002162273153575839191063128315702104246635034154452600
1870 10C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base76679382084987790893897110021036106911041219134414771843249534863717395943695846
77580283085888791894998110131047108111421261138815992060282535633798409648610
00000094998110131047108111421261138815992060282535633798409600
00000096099210251058109211811302143317212278315636403878423200
1870 10C PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base8408709009309619931027106010941130116612021326145916001988267637173959421346426183
85088091094097210041038107111061142117812431370150617292217302337984044435651560
0000001038107111061142117812431370150617292217302337984044435600
0000001049108311181154119012851415155318592447337038784128449900
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Grade: PF 67
Points: 3984
Owner: 49er
 
Grade: PF 65 CA
Points: 2825
Owner: ddr70
 
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