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: $1.99 (5/14/2021)
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: 8/30/2019

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1882 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 16.00 22.00 25.00 30.00 55.00 80.00 85.00 110 130 145 175 200 275 450 700 1000 3550 7500 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 525 825 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 412
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 68

The chart showing PrAg series, G series, VG series, F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 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 1882 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base1-1143132715-1539641186443262--409
---------------1------1
---------------122----5
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Total1-1143132715-1539641206645262--415
 0%-0%0%1%1%0%1%0%2%4%-4%9%15%29%16%11%6%0%-- 
1882 10C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------21-------3
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Total-------------21-------3
 -------------67%33%------- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1882 10C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base111111123241288320366395426484539903147218952770396258908879
11111411622562983353754054455026601092161321863167460468869323
0000001622562983353754054455026601092161321863167460400
0000002012723093503854154645207811282175424783564524700
1882 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base4163891151392202553043203954505155636207741066139317073260456550215381
4872981231662322713093454134725315826718711175149822253695471751415650
0000002713093454134725315826718711175149822253695471700
0000002883153704324935476017239691284160227424130486900
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 3260
Owner: Hugh Stiel Rare Coins
 
Grade: MS 64
Points: 1066
Owner: Gerry Fortin
 
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