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: $1.23 (10/18/2017)
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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Last Updated: 9/22/2016

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1872 CC 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1550 2100 4400 5200 10500 19850 21750 28000 45500 - - - 237500 - - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 39
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
8/1/2014 PCGS   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3493, 6044/Lot# 20072 $7,050.00
8/31/2014 PCGS   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/31/2014, 189/Lot# 209920 $4,300.00
11/6/2014 PCGS AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2014 November 6 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Beverly Hills Session(2), 1211/Lot# 3652 $15,275.00
4/27/2016 PCGS Genuine VG   Heritage Auctions 2016 April 27 - May 1 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(6), 1234/Lot# 7552 $940.00
9/7/2016 PCGS VG 8   Heritage Auctions 2016 September 7 - 11 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(2), 1239/Lot# 3801 $1,410.00
4/4/2017 PCGS VF 35   Heritage Auctions 2017 April 4 - 6 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(2), 1253/Lot# 15691 $3,290.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1872 10C MS CC
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base23072368267135063984546657026787691874319216975610788119701488015551162441696017699184621972924079
23272469294936654478554560646831708980269396101001118212940151041578216483172061795318884211790
0000006064683170898026939610100111821294015104157821648317206179531888400
0000006425687472608621957610444115761391015327160131672117453182081930700
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