Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 3,196,116
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: $1.28 (10/24/2016)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
Link to this coin

1891 S 10C MS obverse 1891 S 10C MS reverse

Expand All    Collapse All


Click on a coin to see VarietyPlus details.

Description & Analysis

1891 S dimes are plentiful in circulated grades and only slightly scarce in Mint State. Gems are somewhat elusive. Weakness at Liberty's head is a probably for many survivors, with slight weakness at the bow knot also being found to some degree.

The two mintmark styles found for 1889-90 S dimes were repeated with this date, but the 1891 S dime is only slightly more scarce with the Small S than the Medium S. Several minor varieties are known, and the only one to attract much collector attention is that having a Medium S clearly punched over a Small S. The high visibility of both mintmarks is what makes this variety so appealing.


Loading... Working...

Use the scroll bar at the bottom of this box to view a summary of the NGC Price Guide, NGC Census, Auction Prices Realized and NGC Registry Scores for each grade.

There was no data found for this Coin.

Select Designation


Select Grade

*To view the Census details for this coin, please sign in or sign up.

Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/22/2016

Click on a price to see historical prices, comparison charts and trends.

1891 S 10C MS
Base $ 20.00 25.00 30.00 40.00 65.00 95.00 115 150 180 190 210 275 400 585 1500 2600 10000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 290 - 650 1750 - - -

NGC Price and Value Guides Disclaimer



Total Graded: 171
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 68

Upcoming Auctions

Auction Prices Realized

A random selection of coins is shown below.

Auction House
Sale / Lot
9/22/1999 PCGS MS 66   Teletrade Auction 1213, 1213/Lot# 1154 $1,242.00
8/28/2001 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #21091, 21091/Lot# 1126 $195.00
6/27/2005 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 43: The Cook Family Collection, 47/Lot# 615 $201.25
2/5/2006 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg February 5-8, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 34/Lot# 664 $1,121.25
12/2/2012 PCGS Genuine Genuine   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/02/2012, 51/Lot# 87589 $74.80
12/30/2012 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131302/Lot# 26063 $141.00
3/31/2013 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131315/Lot# 22818 $146.88
1/7/2015 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(8), 1216/Lot# 9783 $763.75
3/6/2015 NGC MS 66   Stack's Bowers March 2015 Portland ANA, 6103/Lot# 127 $2,585.00

Related Articles

There are no related articles for this coin.

NGC Auction Central Disclaimer