Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 1,423,076
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: $1.07 (7/30/2015)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
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1890 S 10C MS obverse 1890 S 10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Relatively common for a San Francisco Mint dime of the period, 1890 S is available in most circulated grades but becomes moderately scarce at or near Mint State. Gems are rare.

This issue is very rich in mintmark varieties. As with 1889 S, both Small and Medium mintmarks were used, and the distinction between these is obvious. The Small S variety is the scarcer of the two. The Medium over Small S variety long listed in guides does not exist for this date. Also known is a misplaced date obverse die.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/24/2015

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1890 S 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 17.00 22.00 30.00 45.00 75.00 165 190 225 250 400 525 700 1075 2850 6800 - - - -
$ 90.00 - - - 275 - - 775 1350 3200 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 112
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 66


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5/8/1996 PCGS MS 63   Teletrade Auction 0839, 839/Lot# 303 $370.60
9/6/2009 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg September 6-8, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 54/Lot# 2595 $460.00
9/21/2009 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 412, 418/Lot# 7387 $299.00
11/29/2012 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2012 November 29 - December 2 US Coin Signature Auction - Houston Session(4), 1177/Lot# 8383 $940.00
1/1/2013 NGC MS 64   Stack's Bowers The January 2013 Americana Sale, 180/Lot# 14293 $655.65
6/5/2013 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2013 June 5 - 9 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(1), 1186/Lot# 3213 $1,233.75
7/6/2014 PCGS AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/06/2014, 188/Lot# 192592 $160.00
3/31/2015 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers March 2015 Baltimore, 6065/Lot# 32798 $675.63


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1890 S 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base6367811151832883365395976637059331013111013931776291042174482476052296907
6472921382183044045586196777819601045120415212154334643054575491657880
0000004045586196777819601045120415212154334643054575491600
0000004715786416918579861078129916482532378143944667507300
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 2910
Owner: Gerry Fortin
 
Grade: MS 63
Points: 1393
Owner: Gerry Fortin
 
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