Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 7,380,000
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 2.5000g
ASW: 0.0723oz
Melt Value: $1.23 (12/14/2019)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
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1889 10C MS obverse 1889 10C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The enormous (for its time) mintage of this issue has made it common in all but the highest grades. Collectors may be selective and should avoid the typical example that is weakly struck at Liberty's head and the bow knot.

Several misplaced and repunched date varieties are known, sometimes in combination. Also desirable are the two different doubled-die reverses. This type of variety is quite rare on Seated Liberty Dimes.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/30/2019

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1889 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 16.00 22.00 28.00 40.00 65.00 85.00 90.00 110 130 155 175 195 245 440 730 1150 5000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 325 470 900 2000 - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 379
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: 12/10/2019 1889 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base1-42715459241849689268247---379
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Total1-42715459241849689368247---380
 0 %-1 %1 %2 %0 %1 %1 %1 %2 %6 %0 %2 %13 %18 %24 %18 %6 %2 %--- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
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Price
12/19/2004 PCGS MS 64   Teletrade Auction 1976, 1976/Lot# 1228 $352.00
9/10/2006 NGC MS 66   Goldberg September 10-13, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 37/Lot# 1496 $1,495.00
11/3/2013 PCGS AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 776, 785/Lot# 483 $95.00
12/5/2013 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2013 December 5 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Houston Session(5), 1192/Lot# 7540 $340.75
2/16/2014 NGC MS 66   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/16/2014, 174/Lot# 142059 $787.71
3/23/2014 PCGS VF 30   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131413/Lot# 24149 $72.00
7/20/2015 NGC   Stack's Bowers July 2015 Baltimore Auction, 6105/Lot# 30901 $705.00
10/2/2016 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131641/Lot# 23135 $423.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1889 10C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base111111123241288320366395426484539903147218952770396258908879
11111411622562983353754054455026601092161321863167460468860
0000001622562983353754054455026601092161321863167460400
0000002012723093503854154645207811282175424783564524700
1889 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base4163891151632552723203363954505155636097151051142718433817406444825684
4872981311942612883253564134725315786448271176156625013899420348830
0000002883253564134725315786448271176156625013899420300
0000003043313754324935475946809391302170431593982434300
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 3817
Owner: Green Collection
 
Grade: MS 66
Points: 1843
Owner: Hugh Stiel Rare Coins
 
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