Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 11,450,000
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 2.5000g
ASW: 0.0723oz
Melt Value: $1.22 (11/15/2019)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
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1876 10C MS obverse 1876 10C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Coined at the height of the Treasury's silver coin restoration program, the 1876(P) dime had an enormous mintage for the time and is very common across most grades. Even gems are plentiful. There is, however, more to the story.

The reverse master hub for this coin type was replaced during 1876, and Philadelphia Mint dimes are known from dies of both hub varieties. The old, Type 1 Reverse (illustrated), is easily distinguished by the fact that letter (ON)E nearly touches the wreath, and the tail of the left ribbon end is forked. On the new, Type 2 Reverse, letter E is clear of the wreath, and the left tail of the ribbon is pointed. This second major variety is found on only five of the 25 die marriages for 1876(P) dimes and is noticeably more scarce across all grades.

A doubled-die reverse is known for one of the Type 1 reverse dies (F-104).

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 11/14/2019

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1876 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 351
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67

The chart showing PrAg series, G series, VG series, F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series, 68 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 11/12/2019 1876 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base2-228291482431536738948178---351
----------------1211--5
----------------3-1---4
----------------1-----1
Total2-22829148243153673895319101--361
 1 %-1 %1 %2 %1 %2 %0 %1 %2 %7 %1 %4 %10 %20 %25 %15 %5 %3 %0 %-- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
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Grade
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Price
12/8/1997 NGC MS 65   Teletrade Auction 1004, 1004/Lot# 1231 $463.25
3/21/1998 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 1998 Mid-Winter ANA Signature Sale #184, 184/Lot# 5666 $414.00
1/25/2004 NGC MS 64   Goldberg January 25-28, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 23/Lot# 1889 $242.00
5/20/2010 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 481, 487/Lot# 6201 $161.00
2/28/2012 PCGS MS 66   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 2040 $943.00
4/8/2012 NGC Details VG Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/08/2012, 17/Lot# 35085 $15.00
10/18/2012 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2012 October 18-21 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(5), 1175/Lot# 8236 $164.50
12/5/2013 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2013 December 5 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Houston Session(5), 1192/Lot# 7528 $587.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1876 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base4163891151392202553203363954635275636538021051155219112936481752906437
4872981231662322773253564184845395937038851218167222533563497556720
0000002773253564184845395937038851218167222533563497500
0000002983313754405065516237529681385179125944190513200
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 2936
Owner: T. J. Newman Collection
 
Grade: MS 64
Points: 1051
Owner: Gerry Fortin
 
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