Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 7,380,000
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: $1.41 (7/26/2016)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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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: 7/23/2015

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1889 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 13.00 15.00 18.00 24.00 38.00 78.00 85.00 95.00 120 145 175 215 285 500 875 1400 4950 - - -
$ 42.00 - 90.00 100.00 130 - - - 325 550 975 2000 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 362
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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2/20/2005 NGC MS 65   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 1086 $575.00
10/16/2005 NGC MS 66   Teletrade Auction 2105, 2105/Lot# 1141 $868.00
9/8/2013 PCGS MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/08/2013, 91/Lot# 136858 $203.50
11/3/2013 PCGS AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 776, 785/Lot# 483 $95.00
5/19/2014 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3482, 6031/Lot# 20118 $346.63
1/29/2015 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 29 - February 1 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(2), 1217/Lot# 3690 $2,350.00
3/29/2015 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131514/Lot# 21635 $258.50
11/9/2015 PCGS MS 65   Stack's Bowers November 2015 Baltimore, 6110/Lot# 24892 $558.13


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1889 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base45505972981551712983143454234895636317251051155819693601383842395684
475363811171602133033243714455145866628341220169525133680397247210
0000002133033243714455145866628341220169525133680397200
0000002563093353974675386086949421389183230573759410500
1889 10C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base111111123241288320366395426484539903147218952770396258908879
11111411622562983353754054455026601092161321863167460468860
0000001622562983353754054455026601092161321863167460400
0000002012723093503854154645207811282175424783564524700
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 3601
Owner: Green Collection
 
Grade: MS 65
Points: 1558
Owner: Gerry Fortin
 
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