Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 43,690
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: $1.17 (12/26/2014)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1885 S 10C MS obverse 1885 S 10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The rarity of this issue across all grades is consistent with its low mintage. Just a single die pair is known, and it's likely that the entire output was produced in a single day.

A new mintmark punch debuted with this date and would be used through the end of the series, though it shared this role with at least one other punch for some dates. This S is tall and well formed.

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Last Updated: 7/24/2014

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1885 S 10C MS
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Base $ 675 1000 1350 1750 2750 2750 3700 4000 4900 5450 6600 7100 8000 9750 16000 32000 57500 - - - -
$ 3000 3950 4300 5350 5900 7200 7600 8600 11500 - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 56
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 45
High Grade: 66


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10/3/2001 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2001 October Long Beach Signature Sale #271, 271/Lot# 6011 $5,865.00
10/15/2003 NGC VF 20   Teletrade Auction 1793, 1793/Lot# 1165 $1,430.00
5/9/2007 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2007 St. Louis, MO (CSNS) Signature Coin Auction #434, 434/Lot# 331 $4,312.50
7/12/2012 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2012 July 12-15 US Coin Summer FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(1), 1172/Lot# 3424 $5,462.50
11/29/2012 NGC Details VF Details  Heritage Auctions 2012 November 29 - December 2 US Coin Signature Auction - Houston Session(4), 1177/Lot# 8369 $646.25
12/8/2013 PCGS MS 92   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 781, 790/Lot# 798 $1,050.00
12/5/2014 PCGS F 12   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3511, 6080/Lot# 20145 $1,028.13


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