Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 960
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: $1.17 (4/19/2015)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
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Description & Analysis

The figure of 960 proof dimes for 1871 was rather high for the coin market of that time, and it's likely that many remained unsold at the end of the year. Scholar Walter Breen reported that at least some of these were melted in July of 1873, after that year's weight change rendered them obsolete.

Three die marriages are known from three obverse and two reverse dies. One obverse shows clear repunching of numerals 18, and this variety does carry some premium among specialists.

Typical of this period, the overall quality of proof 1871 dimes is below that of those minted in the 1860s. Both Cameo and Ultra Cameo proofs are thus more rare for this date, too.

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1871 10C PF
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 370 490 675 965 2150 2500 5750 - - -
$ - - - - - 410 535 750 1075 2400 2850 6250 -
1871 10C PF Cameo
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 775 1100 2750 4600 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 825 1250 3450 5750 14100 -
1871 10C PF Ultra Cameo
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 5850 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 140
Low Grade: 60
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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1/8/2003 NGC PF 66   Heritage Auctions 2003, Orlando, FL. (FUN) Signature Sale #308, 308/Lot# 6434 $1,207.50
9/21/2005 NGC PF 65   Heritage Auctions 2005 September Long Beach Signature Auction #384, 384/Lot# 2397 $977.50
2/13/2006 NGC PF 64   Cameo David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 74, 79/Lot# 492 $816.50
7/18/2007 PCGS PF 64   Teletrade Auction 2396, 2396/Lot# 1177 $560.00
9/23/2007 PCGS PF 65   Cameo Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 2594 $4,255.00
2/5/2012 PCGS PF 63   Cameo Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131207/Lot# 21016 $575.00
2/28/2012 NGC PF 66   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 2024 $1,667.50
10/18/2012 PCGS PF 63   Heritage Auctions 2012 October 18-21 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(5), 1175/Lot# 8262 $499.38


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1871 10C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1551671751831902012092202303571874941112413631673255527544064432247606329
1591701781851942042132232723572928961002120414661967262131914150446852830
0000002132232723572928961002120414661967262131914150446800
0000002162273153575839191063128315702261268836274236461400
1871 10C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base76679382084987790893897110021036106911041219134414771799288536753915416745936123
77580283085888791894998110131047108111421261138815842161314837553999430951030
00000094998110131047108111421261138815842161314837553999430900
00000096099210251058109211811302143316922523341238354083445100
1871 10C PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1932198620412097215522132272233323962458252325882805303532783536380840954355462750876732
1950200420602116217422332292235424172480254526602882311633643627390441824446478056350
0000002292235424172480254526602882311633643627390441824446478000
0000002313237524372501256627332958319734503717399942684536493400
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Grade: PF 67
Points: 4150
Owner: 49er
 
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