Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 11,283,229
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 2.5000g
ASW: 0.0723oz
Melt Value: $1.92 (6/18/2021)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
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1887 10C MS obverse 1887 10C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The Philadelphia Mint churned out more dimes in 1887 than in any year since 1876, and the 1887(P) issue is common in all grades through MS 66. It is thus to be found in many a high grade type collection.

The usual minor repunched and misplaced dates that seem to be so prevalent for dimes of this type may be found, but these are of interest solely to specialists.

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Last Updated: 8/30/2019

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1887 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 16.00 22.00 25.00 35.00 50.00 85.00 95.00 110 130 145 160 210 255 485 690 1050 3900 13500 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 510 820 2400 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 637
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67

The chart showing 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: 6/15/2021 1887 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-17714697918541319112015858424---637
-----------------1-1--2
---------------21-----3
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Total-177146979185413191120160594341--642
 -0%1%1%2%1%1%1%1%3%8%0%5%14%19%25%9%7%1%0%-- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1887 10C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base111111123241288320366395426484539903147218952770396258908879
11111411622562983353754054455026601092161321863167460468869323
0000001622562983353754054455026601092161321863167460400
0000002012723093503854154645207811282175424783564524700
1887 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base4163891151432272553203513954505155516427351117138117533406583666518644
4872981241712362773303664134725275816738621205150523044216610873159076
0000002773303664134725275816738621205150523044216610800
0000002983413804324935396127049901293162928555026637900
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 1381
Owner: pulver set
 
Grade: MS 63
Points: 773
Owner: Edward Anderson
 
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