Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,677,200
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: $1.18 (5/4/2015)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
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1878 10C MS obverse 1878 10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

With the price of silver steadily falling, millions of old silver coins returned to circulation from overseas and domestic hoards beginning in 1876. The frantic pace of minting new pieces sputtered to a near stop in 1878, and the 1878(P) dime is thus not comparable in rarity to those of the preceding three years.

This issue is somewhat scarce in the higher circulated grades and in Mint State. Gems are quite elusive. Both Type 1 and Type 2 Reverses were used, coins displaying the former being very scarce. Gerry Fortin records four Type 1 die marriages and ten Type 2 marriages. These varieties, however, appear to be of interest only to specialists.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 3/30/2015

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1878 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 15.00 17.00 20.00 26.00 41.00 80.00 90.00 105 130 190 250 330 475 925 2400 8000 - - -
$ 45.00 88.00 98.00 115 140 210 275 360 520 1025 2650 - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 82
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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10/4/1997 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 1997 October Seattle Bullet #174, 174/Lot# 158 $440.00
8/7/1998 NGC MS 67   Heritage Auctions 1998 ANA Signature Sale #190, 190/Lot# 6349 $4,600.00
10/10/2007 NGC G 4   Teletrade Auction 2434, 2434/Lot# 1254 $23.00
2/10/2008 NGC MS 66   Goldberg February 10-13, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 44/Lot# 2001 $1,553.00
9/21/2009 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 412, 418/Lot# 7372 $402.50
4/28/2010 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2010 April-May Milwaukee, WI CSNS US Coin Auction #1139, 1139/Lot# 7996 $718.75
10/17/2012 PCGS MS 68   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 3080 $23,000.00
6/22/2014 NGC   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/22/2014, 200/Lot# 154240 $28.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1878 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base545967811061671833043363814504895977258741103163426994565484753227022
566272891261722233153514044635256407759501280198933214659500558890
0000002233153514044635256407759501280198933214659500500
00000026432536642747656168282410271457234439434753516400
1878 10C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3323741547215924129533037840943949756511311531194135186788111901
123338456010118625930634638841945851975312641667246646088255111900
0000001862593063463884194585197531264166724664608825500
0000002132773183623984294775429421397180429925698972200
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 4659
Owner: yeoldeone
 
Grade: MS 65
Points: 1634
Owner: Gerry Fortin
 
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