Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 564,969
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 2.5000g
ASW: 0.0723oz
Melt Value: $1.05 (5/23/2019)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
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1884 S 10C MS obverse 1884 S 10C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

This issue represents the first coinage of dimes at San Francisco since 1877, a clear indication of just how many earlier dimes returned to circulation during the mid 1870s. 1884 S dimes are fairly scarce across all grades and are very elusive in Mint State.

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Last Updated: 4/15/2019

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1884 S 10C MS
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Base $ 20.00 25.00 45.00 65.00 125 315 340 430 455 685 740 860 1480 1800 5000 9500 17500 30500 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 2550 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 62
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 68

The chart showing 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: 5/21/2019 1884 S 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----2322234-681395-11--61
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Total----2322234-681395-11--61
 ----3 %5 %3 %3 %3 %5 %7 %-10 %13 %21 %15 %8 %-2 %2 %-- 
1884 S 10C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----------------1----1
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Total-----------------1----1
 -----------------100 %---- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
1/31/1996 PCGS AU 50   Teletrade Auction 0811, 811/Lot# 323 $218.00
2/3/2011 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2011 February Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(1), 1152/Lot# 3403 $1,840.00
1/1/2013 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers The January 2013 Americana Sale, 180/Lot# 12279 $1,057.50
6/9/2013 PCGS AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/09/2013, 78/Lot# 110701 $292.35
6/30/2013 PCGS VG 10   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 758, 767/Lot# 227 $35.00
9/12/2014 PCGS AU 50   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3499, 6053/Lot# 21095 $258.50
10/28/2015 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2015 October 28 Gardner Collection IV US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1229/Lot# 98291 $14,100.00
8/15/2018 PCGS Genuine AU   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131834/Lot# 25218 $120.00


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