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1872 10C AU58

CERTIFICATION#: 90096452
PCGS #: 4656

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

The 1872 Dime had the largest mintage since 1857.  Not only did the mintage exceed one million coins for the first time since the Civil War, but the Mint cranked out almost 2.4 million Dimes in 1872.  Despite this huge number, the population of the 1872 Dime mimics dates with much lower mintages, thus the large mintage did not necessarily correspond with a higher survival rate.  Nonetheless, this is a common date and one which can be found in Mint State with relative ease.  The PCGS CoinFacts Condition Census starts at MS65 and goes up to PCGS MS67+ (the colorful example illustrated above).

The more interesting varieties among 1872 Dimes include a Doubled Die Obverse, two Misplaced Dates, and a Doubled Die Reverse.

Diameter

17.90 millimeters
Designer

James Barton Longacre
Edge

Reeded
Mintage

2395500
Weight

2.48 grams
Metal Content

90% Silver, 10% Copper
Country

The United States of America
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Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
65 or Better 500 R-6.0 30 / 67 TIE 57 / 122 TIE
All Grades 80 R-8.2 30 / 67 TIE 60 / 122 TIE
60 or Better 8 R-9.6 19 / 67 TIE 45 / 122 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67+ PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 estimated grade
4 MS66+ PCGS grade
5 MS66 estimated grade