Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 9,910,951
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: $1.27 (5/5/2016)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
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1890 10C MS obverse 1890 10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This high mintage issue is common across all grades through MS 65. It is a popular candidate for type sets, though collectors should avoid pieces like that illustrated. While pleasingly lustrous and attractive toned, it is particularly weak at Liberty's head and the bow knot directly opposite it.

1890(P) dimes are rich in misplaced date varieties, a couple of them being fairly popular.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/23/2015

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1890 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 13.00 15.00 18.00 24.00 38.00 80.00 85.00 95.00 120 160 210 275 470 850 1300 5500 - - -
$ 42.00 - 90.00 105 130 - - 300 525 925 1450 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 561
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
5/5/2000 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2000 Central States Sale #226, 226/Lot# 7218 $1,552.50
12/14/2009 NGC MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 436, 442/Lot# 375 $586.50
1/31/2010 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg January 31 - February 3, 2010 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 57/Lot# 960 $322.00
8/7/2010 NGC MS 65   Stack's Bowers The August 2010 Boston Rarities Sale, 34/Lot# 387 $546.25
10/9/2011 PCGS XF 45   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/09/2011, 139/Lot# 19781 $55.00
3/8/2012 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2012 March 8-9 US Coin Signature Auction - New York Session(3), 1168/Lot# 7529 $833.75
7/2/2012 NGC MS 65   Teletrade Auction 3304, 3304/Lot# 1364 $525.00
3/6/2016 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131611/Lot# 25071 $176.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1890 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base45505972981551713043303574234775275757251051155819283817406444825986
475363811171602153133393794414945436258341220168125583899420349830
0000002153133393794414945436258341220168125583899420300
0000002603213484014595105596759421389180531873982434300
1890 10C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base111111123241288320366395426484539903147218952770396258908879
11111411622562983353754054455026601092161321863167460468860
0000001622562983353754054455026601092161321863167460400
0000002012723093503854154645207811282175424783564524700
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 1051
Owner: Electric Peak Collection
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 575
Owner: TRT
 
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