Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 2,395,500
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: $1.05 (8/28/2015)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
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1872 10C MS obverse 1872 10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

As the USA began to pay off its war debts by redeeming its bonds in gold, the value of paper currency rose to the point at which the Treasury anticipated parity with silver coin at any time. With that in mind the minting of silver rose dramatically in 1872. The move proved to be premature, as financial conditions the following year delayed this parity until 1875.

1872(P) dimes are more plentiful across all grades than Philadelphia Mint dimes of the preceding 10 years. Some suffer from the typical weakness at Liberty's head and the bow knot, but enough examples have survived that collectors can simply step around these less desirable pieces.

Some 17 die marriages have been recorded for 1872(P) dimes, and among these are several obverses having obvious die punching errors and oddities. Also highly sought is a very dramatic doubled-die reverse in which the second impression was made almost completely inverted with respect to the first.

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Last Updated: 7/21/2015

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1872 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 13.00 15.00 18.00 25.00 45.00 100.00 115 145 185 215 245 360 775 1850 3100 12000 23000 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 3750 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 82
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 68


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10/3/2001 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2001 October Long Beach Signature Sale #271, 271/Lot# 5985 $747.50
5/23/2010 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction #210061, 210061/Lot# 20446 $632.50
1/28/2013 PCGS AU 55   Teletrade Auction 3415, 3415/Lot# 1363 $130.00
7/27/2013 NGC MS 64   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 30382 $381.88
6/29/2014 PCGS AU 53   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/29/2014, 187/Lot# 194041 $110.00
7/6/2014 PCGS AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 811, 820/Lot# 573 $150.00
1/29/2015 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 29 - February 1 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1217/Lot# 7303 $493.50
5/24/2015 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131522/Lot# 21648 $176.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1872 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base455059721021751943663954505515866206749251421226833455264661672139325
4753638212618125137641348456359763875810901703262739855715681579170
00000025137641348456359763875810901703262739855715681500
00000030938543251757460965684112561986298646246165701400
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 925
Owner: Gerry Fortin
 
Grade: AU 53
Points: 395
Owner: G.M.Chow Collection
 
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