Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 600
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 2.5000g
ASW: 0.0723oz
Melt Value: $1.06 (5/24/2019)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
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1891 10C PF obverse 1891 10C PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

The final issue of the Seated Liberty Dime saw sales of just 600 silver proof sets, and this date is somewhat scarcer than proofs of the 1880s. Its quality, however, is superior overall to that of the several dates immediately preceding. Cameo proofs are collectable, but Ultra Cameo examples remain quite rare.

Three die pairs were used for this modest mintage, which suggests that the proofs were coined in several batches.

GRADE SUMMARY

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/15/2019

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1891 10C PF
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - 360 410 500 675 900 1280 1750 4000 12750 - -
$ - - - - - - - - 750 - 1550 2050 - -
1891 10C PF Cameo
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 550 725 950 1400 2000 5000 15500 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 1250 - - 8150 -
1891 10C PF Ultra Cameo
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 7350 10000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 2500 - 9300 - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 217
Low Grade: 61
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 68

The chart showing 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series, 68 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 5/21/2019 1891 10C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base------------4112151432220---172
-------------------1--1
-----------------2----2
----------------1-----1
Total------------41121514424201--176
 ------------2 %6 %12 %29 %25 %14 %11 %1 %-- 
1891 10C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--------------27161122--40
-----------------222--6
-----------------------
-----------------------
Total--------------27161344--46
 --------------4 %15 %35 %28 %9 %9 %-- 
1891 10C PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----------------41---5
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---------------1------1
-----------------------
Total---------------1-41---6
 ---------------17 %-67 %17 %--- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Images
Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
9/3/1997 NGC PF 66   Teletrade Auction 0977, 977/Lot# 1239 $1,404.00
8/13/1999 PCGS PF 67   Heritage Auctions 1999 ANA Signature Sale #208, 208/Lot# 6859 $7,935.00
8/12/2003 PCGS PF 64   Cameo Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #23083, 23083/Lot# 11346 $661.25
9/23/2007 PCGS PF 64   Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 2599 $1,035.00
8/18/2008 NGC PF 63   Cameo David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 275, 281/Lot# 372 $711.85
7/7/2011 PCGS PF 66   Ultra Cameo Heritage Auctions 2011 July Orlando Summer FUN Signature US Coin Auction Session(1), 1157/Lot# 3434 $6,900.00
5/30/2012 PCGS   Cameo Stack's Bowers The June 2012 Baltimore Auction, 137/Lot# 4030 $998.75
12/17/2013 PCGS PF 66   Bonhams Coins and Medals Featuring the Robbins Collection of US Gold Coins, 21037/Lot# 1031 $2,106.00
8/11/2015 PCGS   Ultra Cameo Stack's Bowers 2015 Chicago ANA, 6104/Lot# 307 $1,292.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1891 10C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base6767017257527798068338638939239549851092120614501799230226713952583663818315
68470973476178881584387390393396410211130128715661967242530984580601870260
00000084387390393396410211130128715661967242530984580601800
00000085388391394497510561168136916832134254835255208619900
1891 10C PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2325238524482513257926462713278328542926299930733283350437373979423344994778506955617314
2345240624702535260126682736280728782950302431433357358238184064432245924875523361450
0000002736280728782950302431433357358238184064432245924875523300
0000002760283029022975304832133430365938984148441046854972539700
1891 10C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base586609631653684705725754783811838865941112413631673219725253506541759337769
5946166386636917127357647928208478901002120414661848230628524143558965450
0000007357647928208478901002120414661848230628524143558900
0000007447738028298569161063128315702022241631794780576100
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Grade: PF 67 CAMEO
Points: 3952
Owner: T.C. Phil
 
Grade: PF 67
Points: 3506
Owner: 49er
 
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