1878 10C (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Seated Dimes 1837-1891

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

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PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

PCGS #:
4685
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
17.90 millimeters
Weight:
2.50 grams
Mintage:
1,677,200
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 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 17 R-9.2 36 / 67 72 / 122 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 1,000
60 or Better 150
65 or Better 17
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-5.0
60 or Better R-7.5
65 or Better R-9.2
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 36 / 67 TIE
60 or Better 40 / 67 TIE
65 or Better 36 / 67
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 76 / 122 TIE
60 or Better 80 / 122 TIE
65 or Better 72 / 122 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade
5 MS66 PCGS grade
5 MS66 PCGS grade
5 MS66 PCGS grade
5 MS66 estimated grade
5 MS66 estimated grade
10 MS65 PCGS grade
#1 MS68 PCGS grade
#2 MS67 PCGS grade
#2 MS67 PCGS grade
#2 MS67 PCGS grade
#5 MS66 PCGS grade
#5 MS66 PCGS grade
#5 MS66 PCGS grade
#5 MS66 estimated grade
#5 MS66 estimated grade
#10 MS65 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The 1878 Dime would appear, at first impression, to be a common coin, but in terms of the number of certified survivors, it is actually less common than the 1880 (with its mintage of only 36,000 pieces). On the other hand, the 1878 Dime has a population comparable to that of the 1877, which has a much higher mintage of 7.31 million.

Most certified 1878 Dimes grade MS-64, followed by MS-63. The finest PCGS-certified examples (based on the November 2011 PCGS Population Report) is a single, amazing MS-68.