Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 800
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 2.5000g
ASW: 0.0723oz
Melt Value: $1.24 (11/17/2019)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
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1878 10C PF obverse 1878 10C PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

While 800 silver proof sets were prepared, sales fell short of this number, and only 677 were issued to collectors. The remaining pieces were released to general circulation early the following year.

A single die pair produced the proof dimes of 1878, and this shows very minor repunching of numeral 1. The quality of 1878 proofs remained below that of the 1860s, and both gems and coins displaying significant contrast between fields and devices are elusive.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/30/2019

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1878 10C PF
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Base $ - - - - - - - - 300 360 410 500 635 825 1300 1750 4500 - - -
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1878 10C PF CA
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1878 10C PF UC
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 164
Low Grade: 58
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67

The chart showing 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 11/12/2019 1878 10C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------1431332342583---123
-----------------1----1
----------------121---4
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Total----------14313323426114---128
 ----------1 %3 %2 %10 %25 %27 %20 %9 %3 %--- 
1878 10C PF CA
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base------------12814932---39
----------------1-1---2
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Total------------128141033---41
 ------------2 %5 %20 %34 %24 %7 %7 %--- 
1878 10C PF UC
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------------1--1---2
-----------------1----1
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Total---------------1-11---3
 ---------------33 %-33 %33 %--- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
2/7/1996 NGC PF 65   Teletrade Auction 0813, 813/Lot# 300 $844.75
10/30/2006 NGC PF 63   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2006 October Dallas Online Session #429, 429/Lot# 7839 $460.00
9/23/2007 NGC PF 63   Cameo Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 1270 $488.75
12/2/2010 NGC PF 65   Heritage Auctions 2010 December Houston Signature US Coin Auction Session(1), 1147/Lot# 3455 $1,265.00
9/25/2013 PCGS PF 66   Heritage Auctions 2013 September 25 - 29 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(2), 1189/Lot# 3574 $2,820.00
12/15/2013 NGC PF 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 782, 791/Lot# 412 $1,181.00
2/9/2014 PCGS PF 64   Cameo GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/09/2014, 171/Lot# 142032 $747.01
6/27/2014 PCGS PF 65   Cameo Stack's Bowers June 2014 Baltimore, 6021/Lot# 1328 $998.75
1/4/2017 PCGS PF 65   Heritage Auctions 2017 January 4 - 9 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Session(2), 1251/Lot# 3830 $998.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1878 10C PF CA
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base719745770798826854882913945975100810421066120614211658204827543817442448416437
728753779807835863892924955986101910501113127815001788228331084019456353730
000000892924955986101910501113127815001788228331084019456300
000000903934965997103110581159134915791918251934634222470200
1878 10C PF UC
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1205124312831322136214041446149015341580162616741831199921782555290835164217459850266651
1218125612961335137614181461150515491595164217261887205923042673311137504344474155680
0000001461150515491595164217261887205923042673311137504344474100
0000001475151915651611165817791943211824292790331339834471488300
1878 10C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base5866096316556787037277547818078209251005113813151531196923023639423946706218
5946166396636867117367637908118559521049119713871677208027483839438351860
0000007367637908118559521049119713871677208027483839438300
0000007457727988168909781094125614591823219131934039452600
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Grade: PF 67
Points: 3839
Owner: 49er
 
Grade: PF 65 CA
Points: 2048
Owner: Colt45
 
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