Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 800
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: $1.23 (3/29/2015)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
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1878 10C PF obverse 1878 10C PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

While 800 silver proof sets were prepared, sales fell short of this number, and only 677 were issued to collectors. The remaining pieces were released to general circulation early the following year.

A single die pair produced the proof dimes of 1878, and this shows very minor repunching of numeral 1. The quality of 1878 proofs remained below that of the 1860s, and both gems and coins displaying significant contrast between fields and devices are elusive.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 1/3/2014

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1878 10C PF
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 325 370 490 675 965 2000 3500 5500 - - -
$ - - - - - 350 410 535 750 1075 2200 4250 6000 -
1878 10C PF Cameo
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 600 750 1100 2375 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 660 825 1250 2750 - - -
1878 10C PF Ultra Cameo
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1850 - - - - - -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 160
Low Grade: 58
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


Upcoming Auctions

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3/31/2015 PF 62  Cameo Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131513/Lot# 29079


Auction Prices Realized

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11/7/2005 NGC PF 64   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2005 November Dallas, Texas Online Session #389, 389/Lot# 7523 $632.50
9/23/2007 NGC PF 63   Cameo Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 1270 $488.75
12/17/2008 PCGS PF 64   Teletrade Auction 2628, 2628/Lot# 1221 $891.25
2/28/2012 NGC PF 65   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 2042 $1,150.00
10/18/2012 NGC PF 67   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2012 October 18-21 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(2), 1175/Lot# 3992 $2,937.50
4/7/2013 NGC PF 64   Cameo Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131316/Lot# 24586 $822.50
12/15/2013 NGC PF 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 782, 791/Lot# 412 $1,181.00
12/29/2013 PCGS PF 64   Cameo GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/29/2013, 170/Lot# 156269 $880.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1878 10C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1551671751831902012092202303571865941112413631673246432383984423946706218
1591701781851942042132232723572898901002120414661937272234874069438351860
0000002132232723572898901002120414661937272234874069438300
0000002162273153575779161063128315702200298037354154452600
1878 10C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base719745770798826854882913945975100810421152127114501799268528753076328636444942
728753779807835863892924955986101910791192133115662094274829423146340540770
000000892924955986101910791192133115662094274829423146340500
000000903934965997103111151231139016832390281230093216352500
1878 10C PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1205124312831322136214041446149015341580162616741831199921782368254227252918312034654716
1218125612961335137614181461150515491595164217261887205922412426260327892985323538820
0000001461150515491595164217261887205922412426260327892985323500
0000001475151915651611165817791943211823052484266428543053335000
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Grade: PF 67
Points: 4069
Owner: 49er
 
Grade: PF 65 CA
Points: 2685
Owner: Colt45
 
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