Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 36,000
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 (11/20/2017)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
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1880 10C MS obverse 1880 10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The Treasury was still working off its existing supply of dimes in 1880, and there was absolutely no demand for additional pieces. Those coined this year were intended to provide collectors and the public with an alternative to purchasing proofs, to discourage speculation in the latter and to keep the denomination current. The low mintage of 1880 dimes was not, as is often reported, due to the Mint being occupied with silver dollar coinage.

Many 1880 dimes were preserved in Mint State for their attractively low mintage, and worn pieces are the exception. These are quite rare, but the availability of Mint State examples holds their values in check. Only at the very highest grades is this issue rare.

Most survivors are faintly to fully prooflike, as the dies were not used enough to produce the textured frostiness normally associated with currency pieces. Some of these coins may be difficult to distinguish from actual proofs, and such determinations require professional certification.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/22/2016

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1880 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 235 310 350 400 500 515 540 550 560 625 650 700 750 900 1475 2000 4350 10000 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - 2200 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 144
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 68


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2/5/1996 NGC MS 66   Teletrade Auction 0812, 812/Lot# 334 $918.00
9/15/2003 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg September 15-17, 2003 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 21/Lot# 257 $488.75
2/23/2005 NGC MS 68   Heritage Auctions 2005 February Long Beach Signature Sale #366, 366/Lot# 6225 $6,325.00
10/22/2009 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 421, 427/Lot# 7371 $575.00
1/8/2014 PCGS MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(2), 1201/Lot# 3991 $4,112.50
6/27/2014 PCGS MS 66   Stack's Bowers June 2014 Baltimore, 6021/Lot# 1330 $1,410.00
8/5/2014 PCGS MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(1), 1208/Lot# 3485 $3,290.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1880 10C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1111115729219751010106010921101113111701243172321942309277033804198
111111916889399861026107010951111114411941403188022322462297336520
0000006889399861026107010951111114411941403188022322462297300
0000008049579981043108110981121115712181563203722702616317600
1880 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base57759774583890810051081109511381179120612391271133313931568194923193564379841965631
58464677686194010301086110911521188121712501292135314511695207227343642393146740
0000001086110911521188121712501292135314511695207227343642393100
0000001090112411651197122812601312137315101822219631493720406300
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 3564
Owner: ddr70
 
Grade: MS 66 PL
Points: 2194
Owner: sweeper_dean
 
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