Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: Carson City
Mintage: 35,480
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 2.4900g
ASW: 0.0723oz
Melt Value: $1.26 (5/27/2017)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
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1872 CC 10C MS obverse 1872 CC 10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Two die pairs were shipped to Carson City for 1872 dime coinage, but just one pair was used. This issue is rare across all grades, but extraordinarily so grading XF or higher. Mint State pieces are all but unknown.

Like all CC dimes 1871-74, this date features a single reverse die. It was during 1872's production that a crack formed running almost horizontally through the centers of the letters C. This date is found both with and without the crack.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/22/2016

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1872 CC 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 40
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: VF
High Grade: 55


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8/18/2013 PCGS F 15   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 765, 774/Lot# 32 $3,700.00
8/31/2014 PCGS   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/31/2014, 189/Lot# 209920 $4,300.00
10/30/2014 PCGS XF 45   Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 10157 $8,225.00
1/29/2015 PCGS Genuine XF   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 29 - February 1 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(2), 1217/Lot# 3684 $1,116.25
4/22/2015 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2015 April 22 - 26 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(4), 1219/Lot# 4990 $12,925.00
8/11/2015 PCGS   Stack's Bowers 2015 Chicago ANA, 6104/Lot# 288 $3,525.00
4/27/2016 PCGS Genuine VF   Heritage Auctions 2016 April 27 - May 1 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(6), 1234/Lot# 7553 $940.00
7/7/2016 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions 2016 July 7 - 10 Summer FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Summer FUN Session(1), 1237/Lot# 3356 $1,645.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1872 CC 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base23072368267135063984546657026787691874319216975610788119701488015551162441696017699184621972924079
23272469294936654478554560646831708980269396101001118212940151041578216483172061795318884211790
0000006064683170898026939610100111821294015104157821648317206179531888400
0000006425687472608621957610444115761391015327160131672117453182081930700
1872 CC 10C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333741506715924128832036639542647153990315021895277065881103618537
3143844559718625629833537540544149366011021633218640428070135360
0000001862562983353754054414936601102163321864042807000
0000002132723093503854154565167811302176424785315955300
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