1870 10C (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Seated Dimes 1837-1891

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65

PCGS #:
4651
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
17.90 millimeters
Weight:
2.48 grams
Mintage:
470,500
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 500 R-6.0 30 / 67 TIE 57 / 122 TIE
60 or Better 80 R-8.2 30 / 67 TIE 60 / 122 TIE
65 or Better 10 R-9.5 23 / 67 TIE 53 / 122 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 500
60 or Better 80
65 or Better 10
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-6.0
60 or Better R-8.2
65 or Better R-9.5
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 30 / 67 TIE
60 or Better 30 / 67 TIE
65 or Better 23 / 67 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 57 / 122 TIE
60 or Better 60 / 122 TIE
65 or Better 53 / 122 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66+ PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade

Northern Bay Collection - Stack's 3/2006:4305 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30265, $9,987.50

1 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2014:3982, $7,050

5 MS65 PCGS grade
5 MS65 PCGS grade
5 MS65 PCGS grade
5 MS65 PCGS grade
5 MS65 PCGS grade
#1 MS66+ PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade

Northern Bay Collection - Stack's 3/2006:4305 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30265, $9,987.50

#1 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2014:3982, $7,050

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

The 1870 Dime is a common coin, though it is not nearly as plentiful as some of the other large-mintage dates of later years. Nonetheless, it is an affordable date in most grades.

The typical Mint State 1870 Dime is MS63, with MS64 a close second. Gems are available -- for a price - but none are known in MS67.

Gerry Fortin, who specializes in Liberty Seated Dimes, has identified six different die pairs (actually seven, but one [F-102] appears to have been delisted). One die pair is Proof-only, another was used to strike both Proofs and Mint State examples.