Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 950
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 2.4900g
ASW: 0.0723oz
Melt Value: $1.11 (3/18/2019)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
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1872 10C PF obverse 1872 10C PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

As in the previous years, 1872's mintage of proof dimes was in excess of actual demand, and an unknown quantity of unsold remainders was melted the following year.

Two die marriages are known for 1872, each employing separate obverse and reverse dies. One obverse displays both repunching of numerals 72 and the lower half of a 2 boldly punched into Liberty's base above the 7 of the date. This is a popular variety that does command a premium (photos).

Ultra Cameo proofs are all but unknown, while Cameo examples are quite scarce.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 1/28/2019

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1872 10C PF
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Base $ - - - - - - - 240 275 358 410 488 675 965 1700 2200 5500 - - -
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1872 10C PF Cameo
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 146
Low Grade: 60
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67

The chart showing 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 3/18/2019 1872 10C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----------291526322562---117
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---------------11-----2
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Total-----------291526332662---119
 -----------2 %8 %13 %22 %28 %22 %5 %2 %--- 
1872 10C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------245594---29
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Total-------------245594---29
 -------------7 %14 %17 %17 %31 %14 %--- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
10/7/1995 NGC PF 65   Heritage Auctions 1995 October Long Beach Signature Sale #144, 144/Lot# 5880 $880.00
8/4/1997 PCGS PF 64   Teletrade Auction 0968, 968/Lot# 1184 $370.60
9/14/2008 PCGS PF 65   Goldberg September 14-16, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 48/Lot# 787 $1,782.50
6/17/2012 PCGS PF AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/17/2012, 27/Lot# 54422 $187.00
1/1/2013 PCGS   Cameo Stack's Bowers The January 2013 Americana Sale, 180/Lot# 12272 $587.50
7/27/2013 PCGS   Cameo Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 1751 $646.25
11/17/2013 PCGS PF 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 778, 787/Lot# 291 $778.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1872 10C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base76679382084987790893897110021036106911041219134416581928269930094157443148416324
77580283085888791894998110131047108111421261144917482185280233924248456853350
00000094998110131047108111421261144917482185280233924248456800
00000096099210251058109211811302155318382442290637744340470400
1872 10C PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base8408709009309619931027106010941130116612021326145917442048289032164333461750266567
85088091094097210041038107111061142117812431370155418452329299935884428475355400
0000001038107111061142117812431370155418452329299935884428475300
0000001049108311181154119012851415164919472609310739614522489000
1872 10C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base593615637642653663674684695705774874941112413631673230226853984423946706218
6006226396466566676776886987288078961002120414661883243031184069438351860
0000006776886987288078961002120414661883243031184069438300
0000006816917027518419191063128315702092255735514154452600
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Grade: PF 67 CAMEO
Points: 4157
Owner: 49er
 
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