Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,355
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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1880 10C PF obverse 1880 10C PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

A continued glut of dimes in circulation limited the production of currency pieces to only 36,000, all of these coming from the Philadelphia Mint alone. Sales of proofs actually advanced to 1,355, a record for the Seated Liberty series. Two die pairs were utilized in this high production, which was prompted by speculative interest in the 1880 trade dollar (silver proofs could be purchased only in complete sets from cent through dollar).

The quality of the U. S. Mint's proofs was improving by this time, after hitting a low in the 1870s. Gems of this date are fairly plentiful, and even Cameo proofs are quite collectable. Only Ultra Cameo examples are truly rare.

GRADE SUMMARY

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 11/15/2019

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1880 10C PF
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - 360 410 500 635 825 1160 1550 3300 8500 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 1400 2000 4550 -
1880 10C PF CA
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1880 10C PF UC
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2700 5250 - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 315
Low Grade: 60
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 68

The chart showing 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series, 68 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 11/12/2019 1880 10C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----------3101543684831145--237
-------------------2--2
----------------2-----2
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Total-----------3101543685031147--241
 -----------1 %4 %6 %18 %28 %21 %13 %6 %3 %-- 
1880 10C PF CA
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Base------------1810111614151--76
-----------------13---4
------------------1---1
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Total------------1810111615191--81
 ------------1 %10 %12 %14 %20 %19 %23 %1 %-- 
1880 10C PF UC
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------------11----2
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Total----------------11----2
 ----------------50 %50 %---- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Images
Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
6/2/1995 PCGS PF 65   Heritage Auctions 1995 June Long Beach Bullet Sale #136, 136/Lot# 133 $1,100.00
5/5/2008 PCGS PF 63   Teletrade Auction 2525, 2525/Lot# 1182 $560.00
9/19/2010 NGC PF 65   Cameo Goldberg $1,495.00
3/31/2011 NGC PF 64   Stack's Bowers The March 2011 Baltimore Auction, 83/Lot# 1396 $805.00
5/19/2011 NGC PF 67   Cameo David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 585, 592/Lot# 5139 $4,255.00
9/4/2011 PCGS PF 63   Cameo Goldberg September 4-6, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 65/Lot# 970 $661.25
1/29/2012 PCGS PF 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/29/2012, 5/Lot# 34776 $715.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1880 10C PF CA
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Base749776802831860889918949982997101310281066120614211658204824643817515863368091
7587858128418708999289609871002101810411113127815001788218729154264555169210
0000009289609871002101810411113127815001788218729154264555100
0000009399719921008102310531159134915791918232533664711594300
1880 10C PF UC
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1310135013911434147715211566161316591708175718071973215023392540286039024239588765798382
1323136414051448149215361582162816751724177418622032221324062647320740144788611871800
0000001582162816751724177418622032221324062647320740144788611800
0000001597164416921741179019182091227624732753355541275338634800
1880 10C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base5866096316556787037277547818078379251005113813151531185221613260481759657808
5946166396636867117367637908178669521049119713871638195525273779520065790
0000007367637908178669521049119713871638195525273779520000
0000007457727988278969781094125614591745205828944298558200
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Grade: PF 68
Points: 5200
Owner: 49er
 
Grade: PF 66 CAMEO
Points: 2915
Owner: 1 The RJ
 
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