Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 15,310,000
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: $1.37 (8/29/2016)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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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: 7/23/2015

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1891 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 13.00 15.00 18.00 25.00 38.00 78.00 85.00 95.00 120 140 160 210 275 465 840 1250 4550 9500 - -
$ 42.00 - 90.00 100.00 130 - - 235 300 525 950 1450 6100 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 975
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 68


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3/4/1994 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 1994 New Orleans Bullet Sale #116, 116/Lot# 245 $308.00
9/6/2004 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg September 6-7, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 26/Lot# 647 $632.50
9/19/2005 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #54, 59/Lot# 249 $316.25
5/11/2011 PCGS AU 53   Teletrade Auction 3064, 3064/Lot# 1283 $74.75
4/15/2012 PCGS MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/15/2012, 18/Lot# 40725 $374.00
4/28/2014 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3479, 6028/Lot# 20190 $376.00
7/6/2014 NGC MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/06/2014, 199/Lot# 204830 $173.43
7/17/2015 PCGS   Stack's Bowers July 2015 Baltimore Auction, 6105/Lot# 5133 $763.75
5/29/2016 NGC MS 63   Prooflike Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131623/Lot# 21367 $329.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1891 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base455059721021551712983273454234775275867251051155818863730583663818315
475363821201602133083333714414945476328341220166725014432601870260
0000002133083333714414945476328341220166725014432601800
0000002563173393974595105666799421389177731155134619900
1891 10C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base111111123241288320366395426484539903147218952770396258908879
11111411622562983353754054455026601092161321863167460468860
0000001622562983353754054455026601092161321863167460400
0000002012723093503854154645207811282175424783564524700
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 9706
Owner: redbird97
 
Grade: MS 65
Points: 9391
Owner: jpcienkus
 
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