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: $1.99 (5/8/2021)
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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Last Updated: 4/12/2019

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1891 10C PF
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1891 10C PF CA
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1891 10C PF UC
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 220
Low Grade: 61
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 68

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 5/4/2021 1891 10C PF
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Base------------4112251432221---174
-------------------1--1
-----------------1----1
----------------1-----1
Total------------41122514423211--177
 ------------2%6%12%29%25%13%12%1%-- 
1891 10C PF CA
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--------------29161112--41
-----------------222--6
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Total--------------29161334--47
 --------------4%19%34%28%6%9%-- 
1891 10C PF UC
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----------------41---5
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---------------1------1
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Total---------------1-41---6
 ---------------17%-67%17%--- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1891 10C PF CA
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Base6767017257527798068338638939239549851092120614211658204824643817616963818315
68470973476178881584387390393396410211130127815001788218729154601624070268731
00000084387390393396410211130127815001788218729154601624000
00000085388391394497510561168134915791918232533665385631000
1891 10C PF UC
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2325238524482513257926462713278328542926299930733283350437373979423345265158546659868612
2345240624702535260126682736280728782950302431433357358238184064433147375261563968619043
0000002736280728782950302431433357358238184064433147375261563900
0000002760283029022975304832133430365938984148442849475363581300
1891 10C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base5866096316536847057257547838118389251005113813151531183421613447570259337769
5946166386636917127357647928208679521049119713871632194325904199577965458157
0000007357647928208679521049119713871632194325904199577900
0000007447738028298969781094125614591733205230184950585600
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Grade: PF 67 CAMEO
Points: 3817
Owner: T.C. Phil
 
Grade: PF 67
Points: 3447
Owner: 49er
 
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