Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 2,532,497
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: $1.21 (5/30/2015)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1885 10C MS obverse 1885 10C MS reverse


  
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There are no NGC varieties for this coin.

Description & Analysis

This issue is common in all grades including gem Mint State. Some examples are less than fully struck, but the coin illustrated is exceptionally sharp.

Several minor date punching varieties are known for 1885(P) dimes, but these have elicited little interest.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/24/2014

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1885 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 13.00 15.00 18.00 26.00 38.00 78.00 84.00 98.00 120 165 180 260 450 850 1225 3750 - - -
$ 42.00 85.00 90.00 108 130 180 200 285 490 940 1400 5000 -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 337
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
2/13/2006 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2006 February Long Beach Online Session #401, 401/Lot# 7682 $109.25
9/10/2006 NGC MS 66   Goldberg September 10-13, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 37/Lot# 1490 $920.00
1/30/2011 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg January 30 - February 3, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 62/Lot# 1296 $506.00
1/1/2012 PCGS AU 55   Teletrade Auction 3199, 3199/Lot# 1363 $92.00
7/8/2012 PCGS XF 45   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/08/2012, 30/Lot# 61493 $530.33
2/10/2013 PCGS Genuine VG   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/10/2013, 61/Lot# 99929 $175.40
5/26/2013 PCGS Genuine AU   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/26/2013, 76/Lot# 117810 $463.10
8/30/2013 PCGS AU 50   Stack's Bowers The September 2013 Philadelphia Auction, 195/Lot# 4732 $822.50
9/29/2013 PCGS MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 771, 780/Lot# 64 $425.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1885 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base455059721061551712983173604234895395757451066155819073345356939495322
475363831221602133043313814455065516328521230167423863420369644070
0000002133043313814455065516328521230167423863420369600
0000002563113464024675225636889591394179128663494382200
1885 10C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base111111123241288320366395426484539903147218952770396258908879
11111411622562983353754054455026601092161321863167460468860
0000001622562983353754054455026601092161321863167460400
0000002012723093503854154645207811282175424783564524700
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 3345
Owner: yeoldeone
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 575
Owner: TRT
 
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