Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 470,500
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 2.4900g
ASW: 0.0723oz
Melt Value: $1.05 (5/21/2019)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
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1870 10C MS obverse 1870 10C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The Philadelphia Mint's output of dimes rose significantly from 1869. This issue is slightly moderately scarce in the higher circulated grades and in Mint State. Most are well struck, though the usual problem areas of Liberty's head and the bow knot may be incomplete.

Top 100 variety F-104 features a distinctly repunched 0 in its date.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/17/2019

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1870 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 15.00 20.00 30.00 45.00 85.00 165 175 190 250 300 350 400 550 950 2500 7500 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 425 600 1180 3100 12250 - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 77
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66

The chart showing PrAg series, G series, VG series, F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 5/21/2019 1870 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base1----1321291710151573----77
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Total1----1321291710151573----77
 1 %----1 %4 %3 %1 %3 %12 %1 %9 %13 %19 %19 %9 %4 %---- 

Auction Prices Realized

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8/29/2011 PCGS Genuine Genuine   Teletrade Auction 3127, 3127/Lot# 1229 $74.75
2/3/2013 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg February 3-6, 2013 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 72/Lot# 1257 $690.00
1/19/2014 NGC MS 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/19/2014, 185/Lot# 142051 $1,442.10
8/17/2014 PCGS AU 50   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 817, 826/Lot# 1117 $110.00
1/7/2015 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(8), 1216/Lot# 9770 $587.50
7/20/2015 PCGS   Stack's Bowers July 2015 Baltimore Auction, 6105/Lot# 30895 $188.00
3/20/2016 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131613/Lot# 29575 $305.50
1/22/2017 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131705/Lot# 29817 $352.50


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