Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 2,532,497
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: $1.09 (2/6/2016)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1885 10C MS obverse 1885 10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This issue is common in all grades including gem Mint State. Some examples are less than fully struck, but the coin illustrated is exceptionally sharp.

Several minor date punching varieties are known for 1885(P) dimes, but these have elicited little interest.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/23/2015

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1885 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 13.00 15.00 18.00 26.00 38.00 78.00 85.00 100.00 120 165 210 275 470 840 1300 3750 - - -
$ 42.00 - 90.00 110 130 - - 300 525 900 1500 4350 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 346
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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10/24/2006 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2006 October Dallas Signature Coin Auction #428, 428/Lot# 724 $632.50
7/15/2012 PCGS VF 20   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/15/2012, 31/Lot# 51682 $344.63
7/16/2012 PCGS MS 63   Teletrade Auction 3312, 3312/Lot# 1788 $160.00
9/25/2013 PCGS Genuine XF   Goldberg September 22-25, 2013 September Pre Long Beach, 75/Lot# 918 $414.00
2/23/2014 PCGS VF 20   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 792, 801/Lot# 717 $350.00
3/2/2014 PCGS G 4   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131410/Lot# 28537 $182.13
3/21/2014 NGC MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2014 March 21 & 23 US Coins Signature Auction - San Francisco Session(1), 1198/Lot# 10223 $2,232.50
5/18/2014 NGC AU 50   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131421/Lot# 20301 $969.38
6/4/2014 PCGS AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2014 June 4 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(7), 1206/Lot# 9135 $881.25
5/31/2015 PCGS MS 67   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3532, 6101/Lot# 20301 $2,585.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1885 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base455059721061551712983173604234895395757451066155819073345356939495322
475363831221602133043313814455065516328521230167423863420369644070
0000002133043313814455065516328521230167423863420369600
0000002563113464024675225636889591394179128663494382200
1885 10C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base111111123241288320366395426484539903147218952770396258908879
11111411622562983353754054455026601092161321863167460468860
0000001622562983353754054455026601092161321863167460400
0000002012723093503854154645207811282175424783564524700
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 575
Owner: TRT
 
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