Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: Carson City
Mintage: 200,000
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: $1.30 (4/30/2016)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1878 CC 10C MS obverse 1878 CC 10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The mintage of all fractional silver coins plummeted at Carson City during 1878. Many writers have claimed that this was caused by the demand that millions of silver dollars be coined monthly under the Bland-Allison Act of 1878, but this was not the case. There was simply little or no additional need for fractional silver in 1878 and for the next several years, as pieces that had gone into hiding years earlier returned to circulation in the mid 1870s. It was just a fortunate coincidence for the U. S. Mint that the demand for fractional silver evaporated at the same time as its resources were taxed to the breaking point in coining unwanted silver dollars.

The 1878 CC dime is scarce across all grades and rare in Mint State. A single die pair is known having the Type 1 Reverse, while a second obverse die was paired with three different Type 2 Reverses. Though the Type 1 variety is clearly more rare, the overall scarcity of this date limits the premium that will attach to such coins. One popular variety is F-104, which has a shattered reverse die.

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Last Updated: 7/22/2015

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1878 CC 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 70
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 67


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2/20/2005 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 1081 $1,667.50
5/19/2008 PCGS VF 20   Teletrade Auction 2531, 2531/Lot# 1280 $291.20
7/27/2013 PCGS MS 66   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 4070 $13,512.50
12/22/2013 PCGS XF 40   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 783, 792/Lot# 550 $875.00
10/10/2014 PCGS G 4   Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 14735 $170.38
2/8/2015 PCGS Genuine VF   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131507/Lot# 25755 $188.00
7/26/2015 PCGS VG 8   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131531/Lot# 21102 $223.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1878 CC 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base6907158569331013119313151450153116341730192820872368269928073564546668207198783410074
698762882960107312341360147715651666179619812181247827353059419859176946741085810
0000001360147715651666179619812181247827353059419859176946741000
0000001405150416001698186220342274258927713312483263697072762200
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