Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 10,420,000
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: $1.22 (6/3/2015)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
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1876 S 10C MS obverse 1876 S 10C MS reverse

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Description & Analysis

Despite its high mintage the 1876 S dime is common only in the lower grades. XF and higher examples are moderately scarce, with Mint State gems being quite elusive.

The majority of 1876 S dimes carry the old, Type 1 Reverse, but Type 2 coins are not significantly more rare. Two different mintmark styles may be found for both types, but these are so similar that collectors have taken little note of them. The most popular variety features a repunched date obverse paired with a Type 1 reverse (F-101).


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/24/2014

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1876 S 10C MS
Base $ 13.00 15.00 18.00 25.00 48.00 80.00 85.00 95.00 130 175 230 340 550 1900 4000 8000 - - -
$ 53.00 90.00 95.00 105 140 195 250 375 600 2600 4750 - -

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Total Graded: 97
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 67

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Auction Prices Realized

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Sale / Lot
12/5/2011 PCGS MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 642, 649/Lot# 1037 $1,552.50
1/27/2013 PCGS Genuine VF   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/27/2013, 59/Lot# 97723 $25.00
6/5/2013 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2013 June 5 - 9 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(6), 1186/Lot# 7637 $528.75
8/12/2013 NGC MS 65   Prooflike Teletrade Auction 3443, 3443/Lot# 1274 $1,527.50
8/5/2014 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(1), 1208/Lot# 3482 $1,762.50
11/6/2014 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2014 November 6 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Beverly Hills Session(5), 1211/Lot# 7503 $381.88
3/6/2015 NGC MS 65   Stack's Bowers March 2015 Portland ANA, 6103/Lot# 123 $1,527.50

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1876 S 10C MS
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 2401
Owner: Gerry Fortin
Grade: MS 64
Points: 1206
Owner: T. J. Newman Collection
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