Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 2,532,497
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 (5/8/2021)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
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1885 10C MS obverse 1885 10C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

This issue is common in all grades including gem Mint State. Some examples are less than fully struck.

Several minor date punching varieties are known for 1885(P) dimes, but these have elicited little interest.

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Last Updated: 8/30/2019

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1885 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 16.00 22.00 25.00 35.00 50.00 80.00 85.00 110 130 155 175 215 225 445 660 1130 3750 12000 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 363
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: 5/4/2021 1885 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base1--23-52111151153854946442131--362
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Total1--23-52111151153854976442171--369
 0%--1%1%-1%1%0%3%4%0%4%10%15%26%17%11%5%0%-- 
1885 10C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------1--------1
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Total-------------1--------1
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1885 10C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base111111123241288320366395426484539903147218952770396258908879
11111411622562983353754054455026601092161321863167460468869323
0000001622562983353754054455026601092161321863167460400
0000002012723093503854154645207811282175424783564524700
1885 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base4163891151432272553043203954505155636536741059134518253345556360896651
4872981241712362713093454134725315936608021154150523324084573862766984
0000002713093454134725315936608021154150523324084573800
0000002883153704324935476236679311250166528384824591400
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 1059
Owner: 123cents
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 653
Owner: TRT
 
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