Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 11,283,229
Catalog: KM-A92
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 2.5g
ASW: 0.0723oz
Melt Value: $1.37 (8/29/2016)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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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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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/23/2015

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1887 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 13.00 15.00 18.00 24.00 38.00 78.00 90.00 105 120 140 160 210 275 465 840 1400 4600 13000 - -
$ 42.00 - 98.00 115 130 - - - 300 525 1000 2500 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 566
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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Price
7/11/2005 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #45, 49/Lot# 330 $345.00
8/27/2007 PCGS MS 64   Teletrade Auction 2414, 2414/Lot# 1147 $358.40
1/9/2008 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2008 January Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Coin Auction #454, 454/Lot# 995 $1,322.50
2/10/2008 NGC MS 66   Goldberg February 10-13, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 44/Lot# 2003 $1,121.25
1/30/2011 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 211022/Lot# 22810 $718.75
4/13/2014 PCGS MS 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/13/2014, 181/Lot# 145797 $595.71
3/27/2015 NGC MS 66   Stack's Bowers March 2015 Baltimore, 6065/Lot# 5364 $763.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1887 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base45505972981551712983363814234775275757251051155818863902608966518644
475363811171602133113513954414945436258341220166725584631627673150
0000002133113513954414945436258341220166725584631627600
0000002563233664094595105596759421389177732305360646400
1887 10C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base111111123241288320366395426484539903147218952770396258908879
11111411622562983353754054455026601092161321863167460468860
0000001622562983353754054455026601092161321863167460400
0000002012723093503854154645207811282175424783564524700
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 9706
Owner: Conly Rieder
 
Grade: MS 65
Points: 9234
Owner: patrickking
 
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