Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 7,310,000
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 2.5000g
ASW: 0.0723oz
Melt Value: $1.98 (5/11/2021)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
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1877 10C MS obverse 1877 10C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The mintage of dimes at Philadelphia dipped a bit in 1877, as the falling price of silver brought millions of old dimes out of hiding. These had disappeared in 1862 when the circulation of non-redeemable paper currency drove silver from circulation, but these notes now passed at the same value as silver.

Unlike the previous year, Type 2 reverses predominate for 1877(P) dimes, though the Type 1 coins are only moderately scarce. In overall numbers this issue is common in worn condition, and even Mint State gems are available to the type collector.

A number of minor repunched date varieties are noted, but these have attracted little interest. More appealing is a misplaced date variety in which the base of a numeral 1 is seen below Liberty's gown and centered above the 8 of the date.

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Last Updated: 8/30/2019

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1877 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 16.00 22.00 25.00 40.00 55.00 85.00 90.00 120 145 160 180 250 300 515 900 1600 5600 11750 - -
$ - - - - - - - - 320 650 1100 1700 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 161
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 68

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: 5/11/2021 1877 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base1111614224724132642141961--157
----------------111---3
----------------21----3
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Total1111614224724132642172171--163
 1%1%1%1%4%1%2%1%1%2%4%1%2%8%16%26%10%13%4%1%-- 
1877 10C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------111-1----4
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Total-------------111-1----4
 -------------25%25%25%-25%---- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1877 10C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33237415072159237288320366395426484551900162920293858618611
12333844571011852542983353754054455066671143176226384634618611
0000001852542983353754054455066671143176226384634618600
0000002112713093503854154645287831386189532485410618600
1877 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base4163891151632202553203364234895275757258201117160921974016551564738428
4872981311822322773253654455025436257579191281180528034516583471258849
0000002773253654455025436257579191281180528034516583400
00000029833139446751455967578810181445200134105015615400
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 2197
Owner: Gerry Fortin
 
Grade: MS 65
Points: 1547
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
 
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