Owner's Comments

Mintage: 3,911,100
Obverse Dies: 10 Known

1882 Philadelphia dimes are often seen with flat heads and weak reverse denominations. The strike weakness may be a function of the hubbing quality of the working dies employed for this date''s coinage. Additional research is required for the 1882 date to identify all of the obverse dies employed by the Philadelphia mint.

Plate Coin: Fortin 105, Misplaced Digit In Base, Repunched 2, Frosty Example With Rose-Violet, Amber and Sea-Green Toning On The Obverse and More Intense Russet On The Left Reverse Border, Simply A Gem Example.

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

1882 saw a spectacular rise in the mintage of Dimes.  In fact, the mintage of the 1882 Dimes was almost 163 times (yes, 163 times) that of 1881.  The result of this large mintage is a plethora of nice examples for today's collectors.  This is borne out in the PCGS Population Report (where hundreds of Mint State 1882 Dimes are reported) and the PCGS CoinFacts Condition Census (where the top ten 1882 Dimes are all MS67 or better).

Most 1882 Dimes have a frosty luster, though Prooflike examples also exist.  Strike quality is usually excellent.

Gerry Fortin, keeper of all things Seated Liberty Dimes, has identified twelve different die pairs used for this date.  This means that, on average, each die pair was responsible for striking 325,833 Dimes.  

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17.90 millimeters
2.50 grams
90% Silver, 10% Copper
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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

65 or Better 3500 R-4.3 57 / 67 TIE 111 / 122 TIE
All Grades 600 R-5.8 58 / 67 TIE 112 / 122 TIE
60 or Better 130 R-7.7 57 / 67 TIE 106 / 122 TIE
65 or Better 3500
All Grades 600
60 or Better 130
65 or Better R-4.3
All Grades R-5.8
60 or Better R-7.7
65 or Better 57 / 67 TIE
All Grades 58 / 67 TIE
60 or Better 57 / 67 TIE
65 or Better 111 / 122 TIE
All Grades 112 / 122 TIE
60 or Better 106 / 122 TIE

Condition Census Learn More

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67+ PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade
#1 MS67+ PCGS grade
MS67 PCGS grade #2 MS67 PCGS grade
MS67 PCGS grade #2 MS67 PCGS grade
#2 MS67 PCGS grade
#2 MS67 PCGS grade