Obverse Dies: 20 Known
1883 Philadelphia dimes are common in all grades. With a mintage in excess of 7.6 million, the task of identifying the obverse dies is considerable and will take additional time.
Plate Coin: Fortin 104, Broken 3, Lustrous and Satiny Surfaces, Well Struck
The 1883 Dime is a common coin thanks to a large mintage of over 7.6 million pieces. This means that hundreds of Mint State examples can be found in both MS63 and MS64. On the high end, there exists a small number of MS68 examples which are rather extraordinary coins. In 1995, a high-grade 1883 Dime sold for a record price of $31,375 but, since then, none have sold for over $10,000. The best examples we have seen are either frosty white or toned in amazing colors.
Dime researcher, Gerry Fortin has identified 21 different die varieties for this date.
Heritage 7/2014:3678, $9,400