Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,355
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 (3/6/2015)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
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1880 10C PF obverse 1880 10C PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

A continued glut of dimes in circulation limited the production of currency pieces to only 36,000, all of these coming from the Philadelphia Mint alone. Sales of proofs actually advanced to 1,355, a record for the Seated Liberty series. Two die pairs were utilized in this high production, which was prompted by speculative interest in the 1880 trade dollar (silver proofs could be purchased only in complete sets from cent through dollar).

The quality of the U. S. Mint's proofs was improving by this time, after hitting a low in the 1870s. Gems of this date are fairly plentiful, and even Cameo proofs are quite collectable. Only Ultra Cameo examples are truly rare.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/25/2014

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1880 10C PF
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 325 370 490 675 965 1600 1950 4150 10000 - -
$ - - - - - 350 410 535 750 1075 1700 2150 4550 -
1880 10C PF Cameo
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 750 1100 1750 2200 5100 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 825 1250 1850 2400 5750 -
1880 10C PF Ultra Cameo
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2500 5500 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 305
Low Grade: 60
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
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Grade
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8/8/2007 NGC PF 67   Cameo Teletrade Auction 2405, 2405/Lot# 1176 $3,920.00
11/15/2007 NGC PF 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 195, 201/Lot# 5412 $2,070.00
1/9/2008 PCGS PF 67   Heritage Auctions 2008 January Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Coin Auction #454, 454/Lot# 1009 $4,312.50
9/19/2010 NGC PF 65   Cameo Goldberg $1,495.00
3/28/2014 PCGS PF 67   Stack's Bowers March 2014 Baltimore Auction, 6008/Lot# 5233 $3,055.00
9/7/2014 PCGS PF 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/07/2014, 191/Lot# 217993 $785.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1880 10C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base111111112624015756746957258201028170720482910381752027338
1111111883084596086817057568891254182023353212427859140
0000001883084596086817057568891254182023353212427800
00000011753545176416887157889581480193426223514474000
1880 10C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base111111112854316137197417748741092179921543047398454147612
1111111953334916487267528079461327191724513359446061460
0000001953334916487267528079461327191724513359446000
000000119038255268373376384010191563203527493671493700
1880 10C PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base111111113274926928078298659741213196923493298429057958100
111111110938255873081484190110531465209526653628479165630
000000110938255873081484190110531465209526653628479100
000000121843762576882185393711331717222229813959529300
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Grade: PF 68
Points: 4278
Owner: 49er
 
Grade: PF 66 CAMEO
Points: 3043
Owner: 1 The RJ
 
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