Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 4,454,450
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: $1.36 (8/31/2016)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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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: 7/23/2015

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1887 S 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 13.00 16.00 18.00 24.00 38.00 80.00 95.00 110 125 145 175 215 300 490 1300 3500 8400 - - -
$ 42.00 - 100.00 120 135 - - - 330 600 1750 3900 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 266
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67


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4/9/1997 NGC MS 63   Teletrade Auction 0935, 935/Lot# 1176 $152.60
5/5/2000 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2000 Central States Sale #226, 226/Lot# 7216 $690.00
2/5/2006 NGC MS 65   Goldberg February 5-8, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 34/Lot# 662 $1,093.00
1/9/2011 PCGS AU 53   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 211013/Lot# 24587 $109.25
11/25/2012 NGC Details VF Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/25/2012, 50/Lot# 81561 $14.75
1/20/2013 PCGS AU 50   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/20/2013, 58/Lot# 96514 $62.70
3/31/2013 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 745, 754/Lot# 384 $402.00
12/22/2013 NGC AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/22/2013, 106/Lot# 137962 $290.00
3/27/2015 NGC MS 66   Stack's Bowers March 2015 Baltimore, 6065/Lot# 5366 $3,055.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1887 S 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base45506372981551713043423954374895636537351103188630095505582863728305
475466811171602153173604094545145936808581364226038415613600970160
0000002153173604094545145936808581364226038415613600900
0000002603293774234725386237089801625263546735720619100
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 1103
Owner: Gerry Fortin
 
Grade: MS 63
Points: 735
Owner: pulver set
 
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