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: $1.23 (12/12/2019)
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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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/30/2019

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1877 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 16.00 22.00 28.00 40.00 55.00 85.00 90.00 120 145 160 180 250 300 485 900 1600 5600 11750 - -
$ - - - - - - - - 320 650 1100 1700 - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 157
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 68

The chart showing 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: 12/10/2019 1877 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--11514124724132642141961--153
----------------111---3
----------------21----3
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Total--11514124724132642172171--159
 --1 %1 %3 %1 %3 %1 %1 %3 %4 %1 %3 %8 %16 %26 %11 %13 %4 %1 %-- 
1877 10C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------111-1----4
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Total-------------111-1----4
 -------------25 %25 %25 %-25 %---- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
4/25/2005 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Richmond Sale, Internet-Only Auction, 40/Lot# 383 $373.75
5/28/2008 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2008 May Long Beach, CA Signature Auction #1108, 1108/Lot# 7895 $575.00
3/18/2012 NGC Details VF Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/18/2012, 13/Lot# 39241 $27.00
1/7/2013 NGC MS 61   Teletrade Auction 3412, 3412/Lot# 1505 $110.00
7/27/2013 PCGS MS 65   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 30385 $500.55
12/22/2013 NGC MS 60   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/22/2013, 106/Lot# 147000 $115.00
8/31/2014 NGC MS 66   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/31/2014, 189/Lot# 216601 $636.00
10/31/2014 PCGS MS 65   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3506, 6060/Lot# 22097 $558.13


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1877 10C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33237415072159237288320366395426484551900162920293858618611
12333844571011852542983353754054455066671143176226384634618610
0000001852542983353754054455066671143176226384634618600
0000002112713093503854154645287831386189532485410618600
1877 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base4163891151632202553203364234895275757258201117160921974016551564738428
4872981311822322773253654455025436257579191281180528034516583471250
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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