1877-S 10C (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Seated Dimes 1837-1891

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

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PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS #:
4684
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
17.90 millimeters
Weight:
2.50 grams
Mintage:
2,340,000
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 150 R-7.5 40 / 67 TIE 80 / 122 TIE
65 or Better 20 R-9.1 37 / 67 TIE 74 / 122 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 1,000
60 or Better 150
65 or Better 20
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-5.0
60 or Better R-7.5
65 or Better R-9.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 36 / 67 TIE
60 or Better 40 / 67 TIE
65 or Better 37 / 67 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 76 / 122 TIE
60 or Better 80 / 122 TIE
65 or Better 74 / 122 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade

Heritage 8/2006:5143, $20,700 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 10/2014:98278, $18,800

1 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade

Bob R. Simpson Collection

3 MS66+ PCGS grade
3 MS66+ PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade
5 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 4/2016:3244, $3,525

5 MS66 PCGS grade

“Feldman” Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

5 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade
5 MS66 PCGS grade
10 MS65 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade

Heritage 8/2006:5143, $20,700 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 10/2014:98278, $18,800

MS67 PCGS grade #1 MS67 PCGS grade

Bob R. Simpson Collection

#3 MS66+ PCGS grade
#3 MS66+ PCGS grade
#3 MS66 PCGS grade
MS66 PCGS grade #5 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 4/2016:3244, $3,525

#5 MS66 PCGS grade

“Feldman” Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

MS66 PCGS grade #5 MS66 PCGS grade
#5 MS66 PCGS grade
#10 MS65 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The 1877-S Dime has a fairly healthy mintage of 2,340,000 pieces, but most collectors find this date to be elusive in high grade. This is an attribute that seems to be common to many of the S-Mint issues of this era, and it may have something to do with the distance of the San Francisco Mint from the collectors in the Eastern U.S. This date usually comes well-struck, but the mintmark often appears as a blob. The PCGS CoinFacts Condition Census begins at MS65 and ends with a single PCGS MS67 as the finest-known example).

Dime researcher, Gerry Fortin, has identified 14 different die varieties for this year, all of which have Type II reverses (the end of the ribbon on the left side of the bow ends in a single point). He alludes to the existence of a Type I reverse 1877-S Dime, though no actual example has ever been seen. Since the 1877 and 1877-CC Dimes are found with either a Type I or a Type II reverse, it is reasonable to assume that a Type I reverse 1877-S Dime exists.