Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 11,450,000
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: $1.15 (10/9/2015)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
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1876 10C MS obverse 1876 10C MS reverse

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Description & Analysis

Coined at the height of the Treasury's silver coin restoration program, the 1876(P) dime had an enormous mintage for the time and is very common across most grades. Even gems are plentiful. There is, however, more to the story.

The reverse master hub for this coin type was replaced during 1876, and Philadelphia Mint dimes are known from dies of both hub varieties. The old, Type 1 Reverse (illustrated), is easily distinguished by the fact that letter (ON)E nearly touches the wreath, and the tail of the left ribbon end is forked. On the new, Type 2 Reverse, letter E is clear of the wreath, and the left tail of the ribbon is pointed. This second major variety is found on only five of the 25 die marriages for 1876(P) dimes and is noticeably more scarce across all grades.

A doubled-die reverse is known for one of the Type 1 reverse dies (F-104).


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/4/2015

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1876 10C MS
Base $ 13.00 15.00 18.00 24.00 38.00 78.00 85.00 95.00 125 180 210 275 475 910 1450 5750 - - -
$ 42.00 - 90.00 100.00 135 - - 300 650 1150 1950 - -

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Total Graded: 324
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67

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11/1/2015 MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2015 October 29 - November 1 US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(2), 1225/Lot# 4091

Auction Prices Realized

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12/8/1997 NGC MS 65   Teletrade Auction 1004, 1004/Lot# 1231 $463.25
1/25/2004 NGC MS 64   Goldberg January 25-28, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 23/Lot# 1889 $242.00
11/1/2010 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 528, 535/Lot# 258 $345.00
8/2/2012 NGC Details UNC Details  Heritage Auctions 2012 August 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Philadelphia Session(5), 1173/Lot# 7815 $99.88
7/29/2012 PCGS MS 60   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131232/Lot# 20832 $141.00
8/26/2012 PCGS MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/26/2012, 37/Lot# 65948 $331.10
8/8/2014 NGC AU 53   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3494, 6045/Lot# 21179 $35.25

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1876 10C MS
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 4141
Owner: T. J. Newman Collection
Grade: MS 64
Points: 1081
Owner: Gerry Fortin
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