1876-S 10C (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Seated Dimes 1837-1891

PCGS MS65+

PCGS MS65+

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65

PCGS #:
4681
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
17.90 millimeters
Weight:
2.50 grams
Mintage:
10,420,000
Mint:
San Francisco
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 1,000 R-5.0 36 / 67 TIE 76 / 122 TIE
60 or Better 125 R-7.7 37 / 67 TIE 75 / 122 TIE
65 or Better 15 R-9.3 31 / 67 TIE 67 / 122 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 1,000
60 or Better 125
65 or Better 15
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-5.0
60 or Better R-7.7
65 or Better R-9.3
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 36 / 67 TIE
60 or Better 37 / 67 TIE
65 or Better 31 / 67 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 76 / 122 TIE
60 or Better 75 / 122 TIE
65 or Better 67 / 122 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 6/2005:5773 - Jason Carter, sold privately in 3/2006 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30275, $3,290

1 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 6/2015:3479, $2,400.53 - Heritage 2/2016:3793, not sold

1 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 8/2015:3669, $2,056.25

1 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 10/2012:3928, $3,378

1 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 4/2014:4127, $3,818.75

1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 6/2005:5773 - Jason Carter, sold privately in 3/2006 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30275, $3,290

#1 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 6/2015:3479, $2,400.53 - Heritage 2/2016:3793, not sold

#1 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 8/2015:3669, $2,056.25

#1 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 10/2012:3928, $3,378

#1 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 4/2014:4127, $3,818.75

#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The 1876-S Dime set a new record for production by employees at the San Francisco Mint. Not only is the mintage large by contemporary Dime standards, it exceeds the mintage of all the other 1876-S denominations -- in many cases, by extremely large margins.

1876-S Dimes come with either a Type I or a Type II reverse. The Type I has split ribbon ends on both sides. On the Type II, the ribbon on the left side of the wreath ends in a single point. Overall, the Type I reverse is more common than the Type II reverse. Researcher Gerry Fortin has identified 23 Type I die varieties and 5 Type II varieties.

Assuming that all die varieties have been discovered, each die pair produced an average of over 370,000 coins. Thus, it is not unexpected that many 1876-S Dimes are struck from worn dies. All things being equal, fully struck examples from early states of the dies should be worth a premium.