Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: Carson City
Mintage: 7,700,000
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 2.5000g
ASW: 0.0723oz
Melt Value: $1.26 (5/29/2017)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
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1877 CC 10C MS obverse 1877 CC 10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This high mintage issue is fairly common across all grades through MS 66 and is a favorite choice for collectors seeking a nice dime of the Carson City Mint. The many die pairs are divided between those having the Type 1 Reverse (about one third) and the more common pieces having the Type 2 Reverse (photos).

This issue is rich in minor repunched and misplaced date varieties, and even a minor doubled die reverse is known. The real standout, however, is an overdated obverse on which the numeral 6 is seen as a faintly raised impression on the face of the second 7. This die was paired with either one of two reverses, and its revelation as an overdate and not just another repunched date is fairly recent.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/22/2016

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1877 CC 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 465
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
2/20/2005 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 1080 $891.25
12/12/2005 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #66, 71/Lot# 280 $464.65
5/28/2008 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2008 May Long Beach, CA Signature Auction #1108, 1108/Lot# 92 $4,600.00
7/26/2012 NGC MS 67   Stack's Bowers The August 2012 Philadelphia ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 140/Lot# 11110 $9,200.00
2/4/2013 PCGS XF 45   Teletrade Auction 3416, 3416/Lot# 1543 $117.50
9/8/2013 PCGS VF 35   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/08/2013, 91/Lot# 135815 $73.70
2/3/2014 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2014 February 3 - 5 US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1202/Lot# 3449 $3,760.00
6/4/2015 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2015 June 4 - 7 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(1), 1221/Lot# 3480 $1,292.50
4/4/2017 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2017 April 4 - 6 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(1), 1253/Lot# 15303 $3,290.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1877 CC 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base677210213120133636639545051562069580294911931583268542905466682074319588
6982112154246346376413472550645731851103013231950322046825917702481500
000000376413472550645731851103013231950322046825917702400
000000385432493585670766900111214532318375550746369722700
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 2685
Owner: Gerry Fortin
 
Grade: MS 61
Points: 802
Owner: Clay
 
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