Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 1,423,076
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 2.5000g
ASW: 0.0723oz
Melt Value: $1.26 (5/29/2017)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
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1890 S 10C MS obverse 1890 S 10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Relatively common for a San Francisco Mint dime of the period, 1890 S is available in most circulated grades but becomes moderately scarce at or near Mint State. Gems are rare.

This issue is very rich in mintmark varieties. As with 1889 S, both Small and Medium mintmarks were used, and the distinction between these is obvious. The Small S variety is the scarcer of the two. The Medium over Small S variety long listed in guides does not exist for this date. Also known is a misplaced date obverse die.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/22/2016

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1890 S 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 18.00 25.00 30.00 45.00 85.00 170 190 225 240 365 400 525 700 1175 2550 6400 - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 114
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66


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5/4/2005 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2005 St. Louis, MO (CSNS) Signature Auction #372, 372/Lot# 6562 $253.00
7/19/2009 PCGS AU 55   Teletrade Auction 2720, 2720/Lot# 1467 $253.00
9/6/2009 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg September 6-8, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 54/Lot# 2595 $460.00
6/5/2013 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2013 June 5 - 9 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(1), 1186/Lot# 3213 $1,233.75
8/8/2013 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2013 August 8 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Rosemont Session(1), 1188/Lot# 3515 $2,232.50
11/17/2013 PCGS MS 92   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 778, 787/Lot# 289 $71.00
4/27/2014 NGC Details UNC Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/27/2014, 173/Lot# 189104 $110.00
7/6/2014 PCGS AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/06/2014, 188/Lot# 192592 $160.00
3/31/2015 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers March 2015 Baltimore, 6065/Lot# 32798 $675.63


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1890 S 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base6367811151832883365395976637059331013111013931776291042174482476052296907
6472921382183044045586196777819601045120415212154334643054575491657880
0000004045586196777819601045120415212154334643054575491600
0000004715786416918579861078129916482532378143944667507300
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 2910
Owner: Gerry Fortin
 
Grade: MS 63
Points: 1393
Owner: Gerry Fortin
 
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