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: $1.48 (7/30/2016)
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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Last Updated: 7/21/2015

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1871 10C MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

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


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12/3/1993 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions Dallas Bullet #111, 111/Lot# 143 $121.00
9/10/1997 NGC MS 65   Teletrade Auction 0979, 979/Lot# 1213 $1,134.00
4/28/2002 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2002 April Columbus,OH (CSNS) Bullet Sale #289, 289/Lot# 381 $1,610.00
5/27/2007 NGC MS 64   Goldberg May 27-30, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 41/Lot# 1044 $833.75
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
7/20/2015 NGC AU 55   Stack's Bowers July 2015 Baltimore Auction, 6105/Lot# 30897 $141.00


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