Owner's Comments

Mintage: 7,615,712
Obverse Dies: 20 Known

1883 Philadelphia dimes are common in all grades. With a mintage in excess of 7.6 million, the task of identifying the obverse dies is considerable and will take additional time.

Plate Coin: Fortin 104, Broken 3, Lustrous and Satiny Surfaces, Well Struck

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

The 1883 Dime is a common coin thanks to a large mintage of over 7.6 million pieces.  This means that hundreds of Mint State examples can be found in both MS63 and MS64.  On the high end, there exists a small number of MS68 examples which are rather extraordinary coins.  In 1995, a high-grade 1883 Dime sold for a record price of $31,375 but, since then, none have sold for over $10,000.  The best examples we have seen are either frosty white or toned in amazing colors.

Dime researcher, Gerry Fortin has identified 21 different die varieties for this date.

 

PCGS #
4691
Designer
James Barton Longacre
Edge
Reeded
Diameter
17.90 millimeters
Weight
2.50 grams
Mintage
7674673
Metal
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Pop Higher
23
Pop Lower
573
Region
The United States of America
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades
65 or Better 4500 R-4.1 61 / 67 116 / 122
All Grades 700 R-5.6 61 / 67 115 / 122
60 or Better 130 R-7.7 57 / 67 TIE 106 / 122 TIE
65 or Better 4500
All Grades 700
60 or Better 130
65 or Better R-4.1
All Grades R-5.6
60 or Better R-7.7
65 or Better 61 / 67
All Grades 61 / 67
60 or Better 57 / 67 TIE
65 or Better 116 / 122
All Grades 115 / 122
60 or Better 106 / 122 TIE

Condition Census Learn More

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade

Heritage 7/2014:3678, $9,400

1 MS68 PCGS grade
1 MS68 PCGS grade
4 MS67+ PCGS grade
5 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade
#1 MS68 PCGS grade

Heritage 7/2014:3678, $9,400

#1 MS68 PCGS grade
#1 MS68 PCGS grade
#4 MS67+ PCGS grade
MS67 PCGS grade #5 MS67 PCGS grade