Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 906,750
Catalog: KM-92
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 2.49g
ASW: 0.0723oz
Melt Value: $1.43 (9/24/2016)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1871 10C MS obverse 1871 10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The trend toward restoration of silver coinage to circulation continued in 1871, as the Philadelphia Mint's production of dimes nearly doubled over 1870. 1871(P) dimes are slightly scarce in the higher circulated grades and become genuinely rare at the gem Mint State level.

Researcher Gerry Fortin has identified some 14 obverse dies used for this issue, though one of these was restricted to proof strikings. These were paired with 13 reverses for a total of 14 marriages.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/22/2016

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 70
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66


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8/16/1999 NGC MS 61   Teletrade Auction 1199, 1199/Lot# 1214 $185.30
5/27/2007 NGC MS 64   Goldberg May 27-30, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 41/Lot# 1044 $833.75
3/31/2011 NGC MS 64   Stack's Bowers The March 2011 Baltimore Auction, 83/Lot# 1370 $646.30
11/29/2012 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2012 November 29 - December 2 US Coin Signature Auction - Houston Session(4), 1177/Lot# 8342 $211.50
1/9/2013 NGC Details UNC Details  Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(7), 1181/Lot# 9476 $129.25
3/31/2013 NGC XF 45   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131315/Lot# 22123 $76.00
4/24/2013 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(2), 1184/Lot# 1734 $2,232.50
6/30/2013 PCGS VF 35   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 758, 767/Lot# 199 $35.00
4/22/2015 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2015 April 22 - 26 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(2), 1219/Lot# 3851 $4,700.00


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