Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 906,750
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: $1.14 (10/10/2015)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
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1871 10C MS obverse 1871 10C MS reverse

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There are no NGC varieties for this coin.

Description & Analysis

The trend toward restoration of silver coinage to circulation continued in 1871, as the Philadelphia Mint's production of dimes nearly doubled over 1870. 1871(P) dimes are slightly scarce in the higher circulated grades and become genuinely rare at the gem Mint State level.

Researcher Gerry Fortin has identified some 14 obverse dies used for this issue, though one of these was restricted to proof strikings. These were paired with 13 reverses for a total of 14 marriages.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/21/2015

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1871 10C MS
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Total Graded: 69
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66

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12/9/1994 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 1994 December St. Louis Bullet Sale #126, 126/Lot# 222 $726.00
9/10/1997 NGC MS 65   Teletrade Auction 0979, 979/Lot# 1213 $1,134.00
8/16/1999 NGC MS 61   Teletrade Auction 1199, 1199/Lot# 1214 $185.30
5/27/2007 NGC MS 64   Goldberg May 27-30, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 41/Lot# 1044 $833.75
3/28/2009 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2009 March Baltimore, MD Signature US Coin Auction #1126, 1126/Lot# 831 $6,900.00
3/31/2011 NGC MS 64   Stack's Bowers The March 2011 Baltimore Auction, 83/Lot# 1370 $646.30
6/30/2013 PCGS VF 35   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 758, 767/Lot# 199 $35.00
7/12/2015 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131529/Lot# 25119 $258.50

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