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: $1.14 (10/9/2015)
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: 7/23/2015

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

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Auction Prices Realized

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8/19/1995 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 1995 ANA Sale #139, 139/Lot# 6028 $9,900.00
9/21/1996 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 1996 September Long Beach Sale #162, 162/Lot# 6153 $4,400.00
10/15/2003 NGC VF 20   Teletrade Auction 1793, 1793/Lot# 1165 $1,430.00
3/28/2009 NGC VF 20   Heritage Auctions 2009 March Baltimore, MD Signature US Coin Auction #1126, 1126/Lot# 853 $1,035.00
2/2/2012 NGC VF 30   Heritage Auctions 2012 February 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(1), 1167/Lot# 3356 $1,380.00
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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