Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 6,376,684
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 2.5000g
ASW: 0.0723oz
Melt Value: $1.24 (11/22/2019)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
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1886 10C MS obverse 1886 10C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

This is among the most commonly seen of all Legend Obverse Seated Dimes and a favorite with type collectors. Well struck and fully lustrous examples are plentiful.

This date is rich in minor repunched and misplaced date varieties. The key one is F-105, with numerals 18 repunched north of their first impression.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/30/2019

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1886 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 16.00 22.00 28.00 35.00 57.00 80.00 85.00 110 130 155 170 195 250 420 700 950 3750 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 230 275 475 825 1300 4300 -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 618
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67

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.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 11/19/2019 1886 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base221253645203422680105168854910---609
-----------------21---3
-------------1-1-21---5
-----------------2----2
Total221253645203422681105169855512---619
 0 %0 %0 %0 %1 %0 %1 %1 %1 %3 %5 %0 %4 %13 %17 %27 %14 %9 %2 %--- 
1886 10C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------31-23----9
----------------1-----1
-----------------------
-----------------------
Total-------------31-33----10
 -------------30 %10 %-30 %30 %---- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
7/10/1996 NGC MS 62   Teletrade Auction 0857, 857/Lot# 1295 $109.00
1/28/2004 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2004 January Long Beach Signature Sale #342, 342/Lot# 5609 $575.00
6/27/2005 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 43: The Cook Family Collection, 47/Lot# 606 $166.75
5/29/2011 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg May 29 - June 1, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction of US, World Coins and Currency, 63/Lot# 214 $517.50
1/20/2013 NGC Details UNC Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131305/Lot# 22139 $76.00
5/5/2013 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131320/Lot# 22080 $141.00
12/22/2013 NGC AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/22/2013, 106/Lot# 138017 $185.00
2/5/2015 NGC MS 66   Stack's Bowers 2015 Americana Auction, 6070/Lot# 1435 $822.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1886 10C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base4572981231552442783303484264845515916317741472174934963560377941705598
548110613418525529533637444550656460467910071564233135173633390946460
00000029533637444550656460467910071564233135173633390900
00000031334240046552957861872612391657291435393706404000
1886 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base4163891151432272553043203954505155516097251393165833453406361839975383
4872981241712362713093454134725275706489481481222033653477374444590
0000002713093454134725275706489481481222033653477374400
00000028831537043249353959068611701570278333863547387100
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 1658
Owner: pulver set
 
Grade: MS 64
Points: 1393
Owner: Hugh Stiel Rare Coins
 
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