Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 3,910,000
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 2.5000g
ASW: 0.0723oz
Melt Value: $1.33 (2/25/2017)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
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1882 10C MS obverse 1882 10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

With the return of normal circulation demand the mintage of dimes once again rose into the millions. This issue is common across all grades shy of MS 67.

Higher mintages meant a return, too, to the striking problems typical of earlier years. Liberty's head is often incomplete, and softness of strike may be seen in the bow wreath and the upper left part of the wreath. These design features are all opposite the deepest parts of the die cavities, and this hindered the flow of metal into the deeper recesses.

Minor date varieties are known for 1882 dimes. With the exception of F-102, a Top 100 entry, these have attracted little interest from the overall coin hobby.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/22/2016

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1882 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 14.00 17.00 22.00 30.00 45.00 80.00 90.00 110 130 145 170 215 275 465 800 1275 3800 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 525 875 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 381
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 68


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12/3/1993 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions Dallas Bullet #111, 111/Lot# 146 $550.00
5/27/2007 NGC MS 65   Goldberg May 27-30, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 41/Lot# 1046 $546.25
7/14/2008 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 265, 271/Lot# 261 $379.50
9/22/2010 PCGS MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2010 September Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1144, 1144/Lot# 3706 $3,220.00
6/14/2011 NGC Details XF Details  Teletrade Auction 3084, 3084/Lot# 1051 $24.00
10/17/2012 PCGS MS 63   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 24421 $172.50
3/30/2014 PCGS MS 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/30/2014, 184/Lot# 182095 $151.80
6/23/2014 NGC MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2014 June 23 The Eugene H. Gardner Collection of US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1213/Lot# 30277 $3,671.88


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1882 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base455059721061551712983143514234775516427451066157319283386361239955381
475363831221602133033263754415025816768521235169124143461374044570
0000002133033263754415025816768521235169124143461374000
0000002563093393994595266127119591404181029003537386700
1882 10C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base111111123241288320366395426484539903147218952770396258908879
11111411622562983353754054455026601092161321863167460468860
0000001622562983353754054455026601092161321863167460400
0000002012723093503854154645207811282175424783564524700
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 1066
Owner: Gerry Fortin
 
Grade: MS 63
Points: 865
Owner: x2rider
 
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