Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 1,720,000
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 (3/18/2019)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
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1888 S 10C MS obverse 1888 S 10C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Despite its fairly generous mintage, the 1888 S dime is common only in worn condition. Examples at or close to Mint State are scarce and desirable.

The piece illustrated is exceptionally sharp and not at all typical of this issue. Most are weakly struck at Liberty's head and show a partially or fully filled mintmark.

Two repunched mintmark varieties are known, one also featuring a misplaced date numeral.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 3/15/2019

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1888 S 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 16.00 20.00 25.00 35.00 60.00 120 145 175 228 296 416 520 682 1380 3750 7750 12100 - - -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 71
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 66

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.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 3/18/2019 1888 S 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base2--2113-3213-112121144----71
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Total2--2113-3213-112121144----71
 3 %--3 %1 %1 %4 %-4 %3 %18 %-1 %17 %17 %15 %6 %6 %---- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
9/7/2011 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2011 September Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(1), 1159/Lot# 3344 $1,495.00
11/25/2012 PCGS VF 35   Teletrade Auction 3387, 3387/Lot# 1636 $26.00
8/25/2013 PCGS XF 40   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 766, 775/Lot# 5059 $60.00
3/2/2014 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131410/Lot# 29163 $103.40
7/6/2014 NGC AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/06/2014, 188/Lot# 137963 $270.00
10/12/2014 NGC AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/12/2014, 190/Lot# 137963 $270.00
3/31/2015 PCGS MS 63   Stack's Bowers March 2015 Baltimore, 6065/Lot# 32796 $500.55


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1888 10C MS S
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base545972851231832374235025756537741005118613512161340645654847514156377408
566376981432012994495266016938511065124116212576379246594945530662270
0000002994495266016938511065124116212576379246594945530600
0000003614765516277349281126129618912991417947535043547200
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 1351
Owner: Gerry Fortin
 
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