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: $1.21 (3/30/2015)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
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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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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/24/2014

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1885 S 10C MS
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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Total Graded: 57
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 45
High Grade: 66

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10/15/2003 NGC VF 20   Teletrade Auction 1793, 1793/Lot# 1165 $1,430.00
11/29/2007 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2007 November Houston, TX US Coin Signature Auction #370, 370/Lot# 60357 $4,312.50
8/11/2011 NGC Details VG Details  Heritage Auctions 2011 August Chicago Signature US Coin & Platinum Night Auction Session(6), 1158/Lot# 9630 $299.00
10/17/2012 PCGS VF 25   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 1378 $1,645.00
1/9/2013 NGC VF 35   Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(2), 1181/Lot# 3971 $1,762.50
12/8/2013 PCGS MS 92   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 781, 790/Lot# 798 $1,050.00
1/7/2015 PCGS VF 35   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(1), 1216/Lot# 3819 $1,645.00

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