Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 4,454,450
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 2.5000g
ASW: 0.0723oz
Melt Value: $1.34 (2/22/2020)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
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1887 S 10C MS obverse 1887 S 10C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

With its sizable mintage, the 1887 S dime is the first entry from the San Francisco Mint since 1877 to be readily available to collectors across a broad range of grades. The biggest issue in finding a suitable piece will be striking deficiencies. Most are weakly struck at Liberty's head, and the partially filled mintmark seen on the coin illustrated is quite prevalent on S-Mint dimes dated 1887-91.

Some 20 die marriages are noted for 1887 S, and a few of these have repunched or misplaced dates. Of greater general interest, however, are the repunched mintmark varieties. In the past they have been labeled as Large S over Small S, but it is currently believed that all such varieties for 1887 S are merely repunchings of the same letter.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/30/2019

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1887 S 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 16.00 22.00 28.00 35.00 65.00 85.00 100.00 125 145 170 185 240 295 440 1000 2000 8900 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 330 560 1950 3200 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 280
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 61
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.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 2/18/2020 1887 S 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-1-31335361021-203945524685---280
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Total-1-31335361021-203945524785---281
 -0%-1%5%1%2%1%2%4%7%-7%14%16%19%17%3%2%--- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1887 S 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base4163891151432552723203664374895515867058111051170724644912582863728305
4872981241802612883353904545105636267408911270195932805217600970160
0000002883353904545105636267408911270195932805217600900
0000003043514134725305746657769711488221240965523619100
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 1051
Owner: Gerry Fortin
 
Grade: MS 63
Points: 811
Owner: Joe G.
 
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