Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 975
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 2.5000g
ASW: 0.0723oz
Melt Value: $2.07 (5/18/2021)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
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1881 10C PF obverse 1881 10C PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

Though 1881 was another proof-only year for the popular trade dollar, sales of the silver proof set declined a bit to just 975 this year. Three obverses and three reverses were employed to coin proof dimes. no varieties of interest are noted for this date, though letters S[TATES] and O[F] reveal varying degrees of incompletion due to chipping of the obverse hub.

Gems of this date are not especially rare, but there are few, if any, Ultra Cameo examples known.

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Last Updated: 4/15/2019

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1881 10C PF
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1881 10C PF CA
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1881 10C PF UC
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 248
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: 5/11/2021 1881 10C PF
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Base-----------331523634726142--196
---------------1------1
---------------1-1----2
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Total-----------331523654727142--199
 -----------2%2%8%12%33%24%14%7%1%-- 
1881 10C PF CA
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Base------------2261941171--52
----------------1-22--5
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Total------------2261951293--58
 ------------3%3%10%33%9%21%16%5%-- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1881 10C PF CA
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Base6847097337607878158428729019319649961066120614211658204824643817515858797730
69271774276979682485288291194297510191113127815001788218729154264539864968117
00000085288291194297510191113127815001788218729154264539800
00000086289192195398510431159134915791918232533664711563900
1881 10C PF UC
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Base1310135013911434147715211566161316591708175718071973215023392540280739024290558261298011
1323136414051448149215361582162816751724177418622032221324062629317240314721576467568412
0000001582162816751724177418622032221324062629317240314721576400
0000001597164416921741179019182091227624732718353741615151594700
1881 10C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base5866096316556787037277547818078379251005113813151531185221613260439656567431
5946166396636867117367637908178669521049119713871638195525273639481662487803
0000007367637908178669521049119713871638195525273639481600
0000007457727988278969781094125614591745205828944017523600
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Grade: PF 62
Points: 1138
Owner: aj5831
 
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