Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 590
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: $1.42 (7/27/2016)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1890 10C PF obverse 1890 10C PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Proof sales fell to just 590 sets in 1890, as the coin hobby lost some of the momentum it had enjoyed during the 1870s-80s. No fewer than four die pairs were utilized for this modest mintage, and the reason for this is unknown.

Gems are relatively scarce for 1890 proof dimes. While Cameo coins are collectable, Ultra Cameo examples are quite rare. Typical of the period, the proof illustrated reveals some careless manufacture in the form of two obvious lint impressions in the obverse field.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/4/2015

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1890 10C PF
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 325 370 490 675 965 1400 1900 4000 9000 - -
$ - - - - - - - 535 750 1075 1550 2000 4350 -
1890 10C PF Cameo
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 800 1100 1675 2050 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 850 1250 1800 2250 - -
1890 10C PF Ultra Cameo
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 4250 9500 15000 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 204
Low Grade: 60
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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10/27/2010 PCGS PF 64   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2010 October Stamford Coinfest Signature US Coin Auction #1145, 1145/Lot# 3533 $1,150.00
3/31/2011 NGC PF 66   Stack's Bowers The March 2011 Baltimore Auction, 83/Lot# 1421 $2,185.00
10/6/2011 NGC PF 67   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 625, 632/Lot# 6543 $3,599.50
5/27/2012 PCGS PF 63   Goldberg May 27-31, 2012 The May Pre-Long Beach Auction, 69/Lot# 1106 $463.00
6/3/2012 PCGS PF 63   Cameo GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/03/2012, 25/Lot# 51373 $594.00
6/19/2012 PCGS PF 63   Teletrade Auction 3297, 3297/Lot# 1129 $512.00
10/18/2012 NGC PF 67   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2012 October 18-21 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(2), 1175/Lot# 4025 $2,702.50
3/31/2013 PCGS PF 66   Cameo GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/31/2013, 68/Lot# 105977 $1,834.36
1/7/2015 PCGS PF 63   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(8), 1216/Lot# 9813 $517.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1890 10C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1551671751831902012092202303571865941112413631673219724643447493554177138
1591701781851942042132232723572898901002120414661848228627923943509659910
0000002132232723572898901002120414661848228627923943509600
0000002162273153575779161063128315702022237531194439525600
1890 10C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base76679382084987790893897110021036106911041219134414771799230226432831302933664593
77580283085888791894998110131047108111421261138815841967241627062897314137750
00000094998110131047108111421261138815841967241627062897314100
00000096099210251058109211811302143316922134252927682963325400
1890 10C PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base8408709009309619931027106010941130116612021326145916001941247228313029323735914875
85088091094097210041038107111061142117812431370150617142118259228973098335540190
0000001038107111061142117812431370150617142118259228973098335500
0000001049108311181154119012851415155318272295271129633168347300
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Grade: PF 67
Points: 3447
Owner: 49er
 
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