Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 15,310,000
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: $1.09 (2/7/2016)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1891 10C MS obverse 1891 10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

As both the final year and highest mintage of its type, the 1891(P) dime is very common in all grades, including gems. It is the quintessential type coin for dimes with the Legend Obverse. Researcher Gerry Fortin has identified 35 die marriages, and more may yet be discovered.

Some discrimination will be needed in selecting a desirable example, as this date is also quite subject to weakness at Liberty's head and the bow knot, as seen on the coin illustrated.

With so many dies used, it's not surprising that numerous misplaced or repunched date varieties have been found. Also popular is an obverse die showing clear doubling.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/23/2015

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1891 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 13.00 15.00 18.00 25.00 38.00 78.00 85.00 95.00 120 160 210 275 465 840 1250 4550 9500 - -
$ 42.00 - 90.00 100.00 130 - 235 300 525 950 1450 6100 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 966
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 68


Upcoming Auctions

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2/7/2016 MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2016 February 4 - 7 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(2), 1232/Lot# 3798
2/9/2016 XF 40   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131606/Lot# 23825


Auction Prices Realized

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9/6/2004 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg September 6-7, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 26/Lot# 647 $632.50
1/12/2005 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2005 Ft. Lauderdale FL. (FUN) Signature Sale #360, 360/Lot# 6156 $1,725.00
10/16/2006 NGC MS 66   Teletrade Auction 2274, 2274/Lot# 1149 $952.00
1/1/2013 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers The January 2013 Americana Sale, 180/Lot# 14294 $365.43
11/15/2013 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2013 November 15 - 16 Selections from the Eric P. Newman Collection, Part II Signature Auction - New York Session(4), 1190/Lot# 34257 $199.75
3/30/2014 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 797, 806/Lot# 62 $125.00
7/6/2014 NGC MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/06/2014, 188/Lot# 204830 $100.00
9/21/2014 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131439/Lot# 29686 $135.13


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1891 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base455059721021551712983273454234775275867251051155818863730583663818315
475363821201602133083333714414945476328341220166725014432601870260
0000002133083333714414945476328341220166725014432601800
0000002563173393974595105666799421389177731155134619900
1891 10C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base111111123241288320366395426484539903147218952770396258908879
11111411622562983353754054455026601092161321863167460468860
0000001622562983353754054455026601092161321863167460400
0000002012723093503854154645207811282175424783564524700
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 1886
Owner: redbird97
 
Grade: MS 65
Points: 1547
Owner: jpcienkus
 
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