Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 5,495,655
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 2.5000g
ASW: 0.0723oz
Melt Value: $1.11 (3/19/2019)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
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1888 10C MS obverse 1888 10C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

This is a common issue that was generated from numerous die pairs. Included within these are several misplaced-dates and repunched dates, though none have emerged as particularly popular with collectors.

Most 1888(P) dimes are a bit weakly struck at Liberty's head and base. On the coin illustrated this weakness extends to the date, as well. Gems are not common, but there seem to be enough to supply the needs of advanced series collectors. Prooflike pieces exist but are rare. These likely were coined from recently retired proof dies.

This issue includes one Top 100 entry. F-100 features both a repunched final 8 and a misplaced punching of 888 within Liberty's gown.

GRADE SUMMARY

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 3/15/2019

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1888 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 14.00 17.00 23.40 30.00 47.00 81.00 86.00 110 140 156 176 215 247 455 581 1375 6750 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 325 500 900 1875 - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 331
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: 3/18/2019 1888 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base32-27-41452911744688234241---328
---------------1------1
---------------11-----2
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Total32-27-41452911744688435241---331
 1 %1 %-1 %2 %-1 %0 %1 %2 %9 %0 %5 %13 %21 %25 %11 %7 %0 %--- 
1888 10C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base------------1--11-----3
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Total------------1--11-----3
 ------------33 %--33 %33 %----- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
6/27/2005 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 43: The Cook Family Collection, 47/Lot# 609 $127.65
1/3/2007 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2007 January Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Coin Auction #422, 422/Lot# 2601 $920.00
4/12/2010 PCGS MS 65   Teletrade Auction 2837, 2837/Lot# 1292 $776.25
5/27/2012 NGC MS 62   Goldberg May 27-31, 2012 The May Pre-Long Beach Auction, 69/Lot# 557 $150.00
11/29/2012 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2012 November 29 - December 2 US Coin Signature Auction - Houston Session(4), 1177/Lot# 8376 $141.00
4/24/2013 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(8), 1184/Lot# 7843 $646.25
7/27/2013 PCGS MS 66   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 1768 $3,055.00
2/9/2014 PCGS XF 40   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/09/2014, 171/Lot# 169880 $27.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1888 10C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base111111123241288320366395426484539903147218952770396258908879
11111411622562983353754054455026601092161321863167460468860
0000001622562983353754054455026601092161321863167460400
0000002012723093503854154645207811282175424783564524700
1888 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base45505972981551712983143454505155756317351051155818864565484753227022
475363811171602133033243804725355946668401220166727794659500558890
0000002133033243804725355946668401220166727794659500500
0000002563093354154935556127009461389177736724753516400
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 4565
Owner: Gerry Fortin
 
Grade: MS 61
Points: 575
Owner: Clay
 
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