Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,039
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 2.5000g
ASW: 0.0723oz
Melt Value: $1.87 (6/19/2021)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
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1883 10C PF obverse 1883 10C PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

1883 was the final year of 1,000+ mintages of proof silver coins until 1892. This is not surprising, as 1883 was also the final year that the proof-only trade dollar was offered to collectors. Walter Breen reported that some of these remained unsold at year's end and were melted in 1884.

Two die marriages were used to coin proofs, Fortin-103 and F-119 (photos).

With so many proofs produced, gems are not especially rare. Cameo pieces are also collectable, though not common, while Ultra Cameo proofs are very rare indeed.

GRADE SUMMARY

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Last Updated: 4/15/2019

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1883 10C PF
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1883 10C PF CA
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1883 10C PF UC
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 297
Low Grade: 58
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 68

The chart showing 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: 6/15/2021 1883 10C PF
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Base----------115234867493718---249
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Total----------1152348685038182--254
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1883 10C PF CA
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Base-------------471012482--47
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Total-------------4711145103--54
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1883 10C PF UC
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1883 10C PF CA
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Base6767017257527798068338638939239549851092120614211658204824643817536758256369
68470973476178881584387390393396410211130127815001788218729154334552060066687
00000084387390393396410211130127815001788218729154334552000
00000085388391394497510561168134915791918232533664850567200
1883 10C PF UC
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Base1873192619802034209121482206226623272388245125162727295231913443371039924217664472437881
1891194419982053211021672226228623472409247325862802303232753532380440675026684474568275
0000002226228623472409247325862802303232753532380440675026684400
0000002246230723682430249426572877311133593621389841425835704300
1883 10C PF
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Base5866096316556787037277547818078209251005113813151531185221613447510455986127
5946166396636867117367637908118559521049119713871638195525903999526957746433
0000007367637908118559521049119713871638195525903999526900
0000007457727988168909781094125614591745205830184552543300
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Grade: PF 68 CA
Points: 5367
Owner: 49er
 
Grade: PF 67
Points: 3447
Owner: Hugh Stiel Rare Coins
 
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