Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 2,340,000
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: $1.14 (7/5/2015)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
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1877 S 10C MS obverse 1877 S 10C MS reverse

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Description & Analysis

The 1877 S dime is a high mintage issue that is nonetheless rather scarce in higher circulated grades and in Mint State. Gems are particularly elusive.

All 1877 S dimes feature the Type 2 Reverse, though specialists are ever on the lookout for a discovery specimen having the old reverse with a forked left ribbon. Two different S mintmarks are known for this issue, but these are similar enough that little interest has been shown in collecting them. The most desirable variety is F-101 having numerals 18 repunched.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 1/3/2014

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1877 S 10C MS
Base $ 17.00 19.00 24.00 33.00 48.00 78.00 97.00 100.00 125 240 275 410 775 2750 5750 17000 - - -
$ 55.00 85.00 105 112 135 260 300 450 850 3000 6750 20000 -

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Total Graded: 87
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67

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7/31/1993 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 1993 ANA Sale #107, 107/Lot# 6193 $253.00
10/30/1996 NGC MS 65   Teletrade Auction 0889, 889/Lot# 1270 $790.25
1/25/2004 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg January 25-28, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 23/Lot# 1891 $287.50
7/30/2008 NGC MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2008 July-August Baltimore, MD (ANA) US Coin Signature Auction #1114, 1114/Lot# 96 $7,475.00
3/17/2011 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2011 March Sacramento Signature ANA US Coin Auction Session(4), 1153/Lot# 7712 $431.25
6/9/2013 PCGS AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/09/2013, 78/Lot# 110608 $118.03
8/25/2013 PCGS VF 35   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 766, 775/Lot# 5056 $38.00
4/14/2014 PCGS MS 63   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3477, 6026/Lot# 20181 $270.25

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