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: $1.87 (6/19/2021)
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.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/30/2019

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1888 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 16.00 22.00 25.00 35.00 60.00 85.00 90.00 110 140 155 175 235 250 465 630 1250 6450 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 325 500 790 1780 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 345
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: 6/15/2021 1888 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base32-37141573211946698535211---342
---------------1------1
---------------11-----2
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Total32-37141573211946698736211---345
 1%1%-1%2%0%1%0%1%2%9%0%6%13%20%25%10%6%0%--- 
1888 10C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base------------1--11-----3
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Total------------1--11-----3
 ------------33%--33%33%----- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1888 10C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base111111123241288320366395426484539903147218952770396258908879
11111411622562983353754054455026601092161321863167460468869323
0000001622562983353754054455026601092161321863167460400
0000002012723093503854154645207811282175424783564524700
1888 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base4163891151432372723203363954775155636957251088130919284275484753227022
4872981241742492883253564224905316077058461162151527104466500558897373
0000002883253564224905316077058461162151527104466500500
0000003043313754505025476517159671235172234934656516400
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 4332
Owner: Gerry Fortin
 
Grade: MS 63
Points: 725
Owner: Bright Future
 
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