1884 10C (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Seated Dimes 1837-1891

PCGS MS68

PCGS MS68

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PCGS MS68

PCGS MS68

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

PCGS #:
4692
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
17.90 millimeters
Weight:
2.50 grams
Mintage:
3,365,505
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 3,500 R-4.3 57 / 67 TIE 111 / 122 TIE
60 or Better 600 R-5.8 58 / 67 TIE 112 / 122 TIE
65 or Better 120 R-7.8 56 / 67 105 / 122
Survival Estimate
All Grades 3,500
60 or Better 600
65 or Better 120
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.3
60 or Better R-5.8
65 or Better R-7.8
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 57 / 67 TIE
60 or Better 58 / 67 TIE
65 or Better 56 / 67
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 111 / 122 TIE
60 or Better 112 / 122 TIE
65 or Better 105 / 122

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade

Goldbergs 1/2015:1200, $13,512.50

1 MS68 PCGS grade

Stack's/Bowers 11/2012:3081, not sold - Stack's/Bowers 3/2013:2032, $17,038

3 MS67 PCGS grade
3 MS67 PCGS grade
3 MS67 PCGS grade
3 MS67 PCGS grade
3 MS67 PCGS grade
3 MS67 PCGS grade
3 MS67 PCGS grade
3 MS67 PCGS grade
#1 MS68 PCGS grade

Goldbergs 1/2015:1200, $13,512.50

#1 MS68 PCGS grade

Stack's/Bowers 11/2012:3081, not sold - Stack's/Bowers 3/2013:2032, $17,038

#3 MS67 PCGS grade
#3 MS67 PCGS grade
#3 MS67 PCGS grade
#3 MS67 PCGS grade
#3 MS67 PCGS grade
#3 MS67 PCGS grade
#3 MS67 PCGS grade
#3 MS67 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

In 1884, as in the previous five years, only the Philadelphia Mint produced Dimes. The mintage dropped to 3,365,505 -- less than half that of 1883 -- yet the 1884 Dime is still a common coin. In Mint State, collectors are most likely to encounter an MS63 or an MS64, with slightly fewer pieces appearing in MS62 and MS65. Even Gems are relatively common, as evidenced by a PCGS CoinFacts Condition Census that consists entirely of MS67 examples with a pair of MS68's at the top end. The 1884 Dime usually comes well struck, with frosty to brilliant luster.

Dime researcher Gerry Fortin has identified 11 die pairs for this date. However, one of those pairs was used to strike only Proofs, which is in variance with preceding years, where Proof dies were sometimes used to strike coins for circulation.