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.


17.90 millimeters
James Barton Longacre
2.50 grams
Metal Content
90% Silver, 10% Copper
The United States of America
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PCGS Population
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Rarity and Survival Estimates

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

Condition Census

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