Obverse Dies: 7 Known With Type I Reverse and 14 Known With Type II Reverse
1877 Carson City dimes are common in all grades including Mint State. The Type I Reverse is slightly scarcer than Type II Reverse examples, however the Type I reverse is still fairly common and straightforward to locate. The number of known obverse dies paired with Type II reverse dies will continue to increase as more research occurs.
Plate Coin: Type II Reverse, Fortin 109, The 77 digit in the date are lightly repunched. A wonderful Carson City Seated dime that has vibrant luster and a bold strike. The tan-gold and cream-gray fields and devices are framed by rich peripheral sea-green patina. What a lovely additional to the PCGS registry set after years of waiting for a beautifully toned example.
The 1877-CC Dime has the second largest mintage of any date in this denomination (only the 1876-CC Dime has a larger mintage). However, the popularity of this western Mint means that a premium price is always charged for this date. Literally hundreds of examples 1877-CC Dimes exist in Mint State, so collectors will have no problem finding a nice one to add to their holdings. It is only in MS67 that the 1877-CC Dime becomes rare.
Most examples are frosty and lustrous, but a few examples are Prooflike.
This date comes with either a Type I or a Type II reverse. Dime expert, Gerry Fortin, has identified ten die varieties among the Type 1 reverses and 22 die varieties among the Type II reverses.