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: $1.15 (12/18/2014)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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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
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Base $ 13.00 15.00 18.00 25.00 48.00 48.00 80.00 85.00 95.00 130 150 175 230 340 550 1900 4000 8000 - - -
$ 53.00 90.00 95.00 105 140 170 195 250 375 600 2600 4750 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 99
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 67


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3/5/1997 NGC MS 63   Teletrade Auction 0925, 925/Lot# 1235 $163.50
12/5/2011 PCGS MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 642, 649/Lot# 1037 $1,552.50
11/29/2012 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2012 November 29 - December 2 US Coin Signature Auction - Houston Session(4), 1177/Lot# 8355 $411.25
10/20/2013 PCGS MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/20/2013, 97/Lot# 144047 $224.40
2/27/2014 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2014 February 27 - 28 & March 2 Mid-Winter ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Atlanta Session(5), 1203/Lot# 7396 $587.50
8/5/2014 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(1), 1208/Lot# 3481 $1,116.25
7/11/2014 NGC AU 50   Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 5598 $119.85


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