Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: Carson City
Mintage: 7,700,000
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: $1.06 (8/30/2015)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
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1877 CC 10C MS obverse 1877 CC 10C MS reverse

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Description & Analysis

This high mintage issue is fairly common across all grades through MS 66 and is a favorite choice for collectors seeking a nice dime of the Carson City Mint. The many die pairs are divided between those having the Type 1 Reverse (about one third) and the more common pieces having the Type 2 Reverse (photos).

This issue is rich in minor repunched and misplaced date varieties, and even a minor doubled die reverse is known. The real standout, however, is an overdated obverse on which the numeral 6 is seen as a faintly raised impression on the face of the second 7. This die was paired with either one of two reverses, and its revelation as an overdate and not just another repunched date is fairly recent.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/24/2015

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1877 CC 10C MS
Base $ 20.00 27.00 35.00 55.00 90.00 110 130 155 200 290 375 585 950 2200 5000 10350 26000 - -
$ - - - 170 220 320 410 650 1100 2600 6000 - -

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Total Graded: 435
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 68

Upcoming Auctions

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9/20/2015 MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2015 September 17 - 20 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(1), 1224/Lot# 3413

Auction Prices Realized

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2/20/2005 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 1080 $891.25
12/12/2005 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #66, 71/Lot# 280 $464.65
1/7/2009 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2009 January Orlando, FL FUN Auction #1121, 1121/Lot# 2183 $1,420.25
2/28/2012 NGC MS 66   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 2041 $4,140.00
7/26/2012 NGC MS 67   Stack's Bowers The August 2012 Philadelphia ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 140/Lot# 11110 $9,200.00
1/13/2013 PCGS XF 40   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/13/2013, 57/Lot# 94444 $76.56
2/18/2013 NGC MS 62   Teletrade Auction 3418, 3418/Lot# 1940 $300.00
9/7/2014 PCGS MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/07/2014, 191/Lot# 215444 $350.00

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1877 CC 10C MS
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 2685
Owner: Gerry Fortin
Grade: MS 61
Points: 802
Owner: Clay
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