Owner's Comments

Mintage: 6,377,570
Obverse Dies: 18 Known

The 1886 Philadelphia date offers a significant number of repunched date varieties. None of the repunched varieties are considered rare. Once again, this is a common date that needs further research given its sizable mintage.

Plate Coin: Fortin-119, Minor misplaced 8 digit in gown, 100% toned and wholly original with a superb strike, nice frost and excellent eye-appeal. Both obverse and reverse are toned in shades of green, plum and pale blue-green and are exceptionally clean.

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

The 1886 Dime is another common date in the later part of the Seated Liberty series.  It is common in all grades, including Mint State.  Several hundred Mint State examples are known, so the bioggest dilemma for collectors is deciding which one to choose.  Even Superb (MS67) examples can be found with relative ease.

Dime researcher Gerry Fortin has identified nineteen different die pairs for this date and we suspect that more will be discovered because of the large mintage.

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

65 or Better 5000 R-4.0 62 / 67 TIE 117 / 122 TIE
All Grades 800 R-5.4 63 / 67 TIE 117 / 122 TIE
60 or Better 150 R-7.5 63 / 67 113 / 122

Condition Census

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

Bob R. Simpson Collection

2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade