1871 10C (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Seated Dimes 1837-1891

PCGS MS68

PCGS MS68

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PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS #:
4653
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
17.90 millimeters
Weight:
2.48 grams
Mintage:
906,750
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 400 R-6.2 23 / 67 TIE 40 / 122 TIE
60 or Better 60 R-8.4 27 / 67 TIE 54 / 122 TIE
65 or Better 10 R-9.5 23 / 67 TIE 53 / 122 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 400
60 or Better 60
65 or Better 10
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-6.2
60 or Better R-8.4
65 or Better R-9.5
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 23 / 67 TIE
60 or Better 27 / 67 TIE
65 or Better 23 / 67 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 40 / 122 TIE
60 or Better 54 / 122 TIE
65 or Better 53 / 122 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66+ PCGS grade

D.L. Hansen Collection

2 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 3/2009:831, $6,900

2 MS66 PCGS grade

Bob Simpson Collection of Seated Dimes - Heritage 9/2010:3678, $5,750

2 MS66 PCGS grade  
	MS66 PCGS grade

Tom Bender Collection

2 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 8/2006:877, $4,025 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 10/2014:98270, $5,581.25 - Heritage 4/2015:3851, $4,700 - Heritage 12/2015:3102, $3,995

2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
8 MS65 PCGS grade
8 MS66 PCGS grade5
8 MS65 PCGS grade
#1 MS66+ PCGS grade

D.L. Hansen Collection

#2 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 3/2009:831, $6,900

#2 MS66 PCGS grade

Bob Simpson Collection of Seated Dimes - Heritage 9/2010:3678, $5,750

 
	MS66 PCGS grade 
#2 MS66 PCGS grade

Tom Bender Collection

#2 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 8/2006:877, $4,025 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 10/2014:98270, $5,581.25 - Heritage 4/2015:3851, $4,700 - Heritage 12/2015:3102, $3,995

#2 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 PCGS grade
#8 MS65 PCGS grade
#8 MS66 PCGS grade5
#8 MS65 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

In 1871, Dime production at the Philadelphia Mint ramped up to just over 900,000 coins, the largest mintage since 1861. The 1871 Dime is not the cheapest example of the type, but it is one of the most affordable. For some inexplicable reason, the 1871 Dime is more scarce in Mint State than even the 1870, which has almost half the mintage. The most frequently-seen grade for this date is MS64, though that grade is flanked on either side by nearly equal quantities of MS63 and MS65 examples. MS66 appears to be the highest possible grade, and there are several examples available at that level.

Thus far, researcher Gerry Fortin has identified fourteen different die pairs for the 1871 Dime. Because of the large mintage, it is possible that new varieties are "out there" waiting to be discovered.