Owner's Comments

Mintage: 7,310,510
Obverse Dies: 7 Known With Type I Reverse and 13 Known With Type II Reverse

1877 Philadelphia dimes are common in all grades except Mint State. The Type I Reverse is more difficult to locate than the Type II Reverse, however examples of the Type I reverse can be located with some searching.

Plate Coin: Fortin 106, Type I Reverse. A Gem Example With Satiny Luster and Faint Brown Toning on the Obverse and Reverse. Sharply Struck.

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

In 1877, Dime production at the Philadelphia Mint fell by more than four million coins, setting off a downward trend that reached new lows in 1879, 1880, and 1881.  Nonetheless, the mintage in 1877 remained substantial at 7,310,000 coins.  Numerous Mint State examples exist, mostly in MS63, but also with plenty of representatives at the MS62, MS64 and MS65 levels.  Only in grades above MS66 does the 1877 Dime become rare.  None have been graded finer than MS67.

As in 1876, this year includes both Type I and Type II reverses.  Researcher Gerry Fortin has identified nine different Type I varieties and fifteen different Type II varieties.  According to Fortin's list of varieties, only one die pair was used to strike Proofs, and that one was a Type II.

17.90 millimeters
James Barton Longacre
2.50 grams
Metal Content
90% Silver, 10% Copper
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Rarity and Survival Estimates

65 or Better 2000 R-4.6 49 / 67 TIE 100 / 122 TIE
All Grades 175 R-7.2 42 / 67 84 / 122 TIE
60 or Better 30 R-8.9 42 / 67 TIE 83 / 122 TIE

Condition Census

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