Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 564,969
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: $1.13 (7/2/2015)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
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1884 S 10C MS obverse 1884 S 10C MS reverse

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There are no NGC varieties for this coin.

Description & Analysis

This issue represents the first coinage of dimes at San Francisco since 1877, a clear indication of just how many earlier dimes returned to circulation during the mid 1870s. 1884 S dimes are fairly scarce across all grades and are very elusive in Mint State.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 1/3/2014

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1884 S 10C MS
Base $ 18.00 24.00 40.00 58.00 130 305 340 400 470 700 835 1325 2100 6250 12500 - - - -
$ 145 335 375 440 520 770 900 1450 2650 7500 15000 - -

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Total Graded: 59
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 68

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7/16/1997 NGC MS 62   Teletrade Auction 0963, 963/Lot# 1217 $463.25
2/3/2011 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2011 February Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(1), 1152/Lot# 3403 $1,840.00
10/18/2012 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2012 October 18-21 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(5), 1175/Lot# 8244 $329.00
6/9/2013 PCGS AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/09/2013, 78/Lot# 110701 $292.35
11/3/2013 PCGS AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 776, 785/Lot# 482 $300.00
3/27/2015 NGC MS 63   Stack's Bowers March 2015 Baltimore, 6065/Lot# 5362 $998.75
5/12/2015 NGC MS 68   Heritage Auctions 2015 May 12 The Eugene H. Gardner Collection III US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1228/Lot# 98256 $23,500.00

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