1884-S 10C (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Seated Dimes 1837-1891

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS #:
4693
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
17.90 millimeters
Weight:
2.50 grams
Mintage:
564,969
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 600 R-5.8 33 / 67 65 / 122 TIE
60 or Better 50 R-8.5 22 / 67 TIE 46 / 122 TIE
65 or Better 2 R-9.9 6 / 67 TIE 18 / 122 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 600
60 or Better 50
65 or Better 2
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-5.8
60 or Better R-8.5
65 or Better R-9.9
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 33 / 67
60 or Better 22 / 67 TIE
65 or Better 6 / 67 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 65 / 122 TIE
60 or Better 46 / 122 TIE
65 or Better 18 / 122 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade

Heritage 2/2002:5509 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part IV - Heritage 10/2015:98291, $14,100

2 MS67 estimated grade

F.K. Saab, sold privately on 10/24/1954 for $22.50 - John Jay Pittman Collection - David Akers 10/1997:669 - Stellar Collection - Joseph O'Connor, sold privately in 5/2004 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 5/2015:98256, $23,500

4 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade

Bob R. Simpson Collection - Heritage 1/2016:5310, $6,756 - Heritage 10/2016:3077, $5,640

5 MS66 PCGS grade
6 MS65 PCGS grade
6 MS65 estimated grade
8 MS64+ PCGS grade
9 MS64 PCGS grade
#1 MS68 PCGS grade
MS67 PCGS grade #2 MS67 PCGS grade

Heritage 2/2002:5509 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part IV - Heritage 10/2015:98291, $14,100

#2 MS67 estimated grade

F.K. Saab, sold privately on 10/24/1954 for $22.50 - John Jay Pittman Collection - David Akers 10/1997:669 - Stellar Collection - Joseph O'Connor, sold privately in 5/2004 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 5/2015:98256, $23,500

MS66 PCGS grade #4 MS66 PCGS grade

Bob R. Simpson Collection - Heritage 1/2016:5310, $6,756 - Heritage 10/2016:3077, $5,640

#5 MS66 PCGS grade
#6 MS65 PCGS grade
#6 MS65 estimated grade
#8 MS64+ PCGS grade
#9 MS64 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

1884 was the first time that employees at the San Francisco Mint produced Dimes since 1877. They produced over 560,000 Dimes, which is not a small mintage, but because most of the coins went directly into circulation, it is hard to find this date in high grade. A couple of dozen examples are available in MS63 and MS64, with far fewer examples available in Gem (or better) conditions.

Dime researcher Gerry Fortin has identified six different die varieties for this date. All of these varieties are at least scarce and several are very rare.