Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 10,420,000
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: $1.11 (2/10/2016)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1876 S 10C MS obverse 1876 S 10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Despite its high mintage the 1876 S dime is common only in the lower grades. XF and higher examples are moderately scarce, with Mint State gems being quite elusive.

The majority of 1876 S dimes carry the old, Type 1 Reverse, but Type 2 coins are not significantly more rare. Two different mintmark styles may be found for both types, but these are so similar that collectors have taken little note of them. The most popular variety features a repunched date obverse paired with a Type 1 reverse (F-101).

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/22/2015

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1876 S 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 13.00 15.00 18.00 25.00 48.00 80.00 85.00 95.00 130 175 230 350 575 1800 4000 8000 - - -
$ 53.00 - 90.00 105 140 195 250 385 625 2050 4750 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 98
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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3/4/1994 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 1994 New Orleans Bullet Sale #116, 116/Lot# 239 $330.00
2/3/1997 NGC MS 65   Teletrade Auction 0916, 916/Lot# 1227 $654.00
12/5/2011 PCGS MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 642, 649/Lot# 1037 $1,552.50
10/18/2012 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2012 October 18-21 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(2), 1175/Lot# 3928 $3,378.13
10/20/2013 PCGS MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/20/2013, 97/Lot# 144047 $224.40
2/3/2014 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2014 February 3 - 5 US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1202/Lot# 3448 $2,115.00
7/11/2014 NGC AU 50   Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 5598 $119.85
6/4/2015 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2015 June 4 - 7 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(1), 1221/Lot# 3479 $2,400.53


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1876 S 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base455059721021942123043203514505025636848911206240134474694498154667198
475363821332002433093303844675226037539961604275038634790514360430
0000002433093303844675226037539961604275038634790514300
00000027331534141748554364482211012003309842784885530400
1876 S 10C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base505467811152122303303483814845396027319481278251936014888518456847465
5158729214721826333635941550256064580310581692288040304987535162780
00000026333635941550256064580310581692288040304987535100
00000029734237045052158168887611682105324044595085551700
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 2401
Owner: Gerry Fortin
 
Grade: MS 64
Points: 1206
Owner: T. J. Newman Collection
 
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