Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 15,310,000
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 2.5000g
ASW: 0.0723oz
Melt Value: $1.90 (6/18/2021)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
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1891 10C MS obverse 1891 10C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

As both the final year and highest mintage of its type, the 1891(P) dime is very common in all grades, including gems. It is the quintessential type coin for dimes with the Legend Obverse. Researcher Gerry Fortin has identified 35 die marriages, and more may yet be discovered.

Some discrimination will be needed in selecting a desirable example, as this date is also quite subject to weakness at Liberty's head and the bow knot, as seen on the coin illustrated.

With so many dies used, it's not surprising that numerous misplaced or repunched date varieties have been found. Also popular is an obverse die showing clear doubling.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 10/21/2019

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1891 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 15.00 20.00 25.00 40.00 65.00 80.00 90.00 110 130 145 160 190 250 425 615 850 2600 10500 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1067
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 68

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, 68 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 6/15/2021 1891 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base224417816912387754813817430512655181--1059
---------------1243---10
--------------12211---7
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Total224417816912387754813817530813060221--1076
 0%0%0%0%2%1%1%1%1%4%7%0%4%13%16%29%12%6%2%0%-- 
1891 10C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----------1-124------8
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--------------1-------1
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Total-----------1-134------9
 -----------11%-11%33%44%------ 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1891 10C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base111111123241288320366395426484539903147218952770396258908879
11111411622562983353754054455026601092161321863167460468869323
0000001622562983353754054455026601092161321863167460400
0000002012723093503854154645207811282175424783564524700
1891 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base4163891151832882953083363954505155516097251051129015582807526463818315
4872981382182902993173564134725275706488341131137919743626563670268731
0000002993173564134725275706488341131137919743626563600
0000003043273754324935395906869421210146923914445600900
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 1558
Owner: redbird97
 
Grade: MS 64
Points: 1051
Owner: Tony Sartore
 
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