1887 10C MS65 Certification #21674085, PCGS #4698

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

The 1887 Dime has the fourht largest mintage of the entire Seated Liberty Dime series, exceeded only by the 1853 With Arrows, 1876, and the 1891.  As such, it is an excellent candidate for a type coin because it is plentiful, affordable, and it comes in hgih grade.  The best examples appear to be a pair of NGC MS68*'s.

Dime Researcher, Gerry Fortin, has identified seventeen different die varieties for this year, including two Proof-only die pairs.  It is highly likely that new varieties will be discovered in the future because of the massive mintage of 1887 Dimes.

PCGS #
4698
Designer
James Barton Longacre
Edge
Reeded
Diameter
17.90 millimeters
Weight
2.50 grams
Mintage
11283229
Metal
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Pop Higher
57
Pop Lower
615
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 4000 R-4.2 59 / 67 TIE 113 / 122 TIE
All Grades 800 R-5.4 63 / 67 TIE 117 / 122 TIE
60 or Better 130 R-7.7 57 / 67 TIE 106 / 122 TIE
65 or Better 4000
All Grades 800
60 or Better 130
65 or Better R-4.2
All Grades R-5.4
60 or Better R-7.7
65 or Better 59 / 67 TIE
All Grades 63 / 67 TIE
60 or Better 57 / 67 TIE
65 or Better 113 / 122 TIE
All Grades 117 / 122 TIE
60 or Better 106 / 122 TIE

Condition Census Learn More

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

Heritage 9/2016:3805, $2,232.50

2 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade

Heritage 6/2010:549, $9,200 - Tom Bender Collection

2 MS67 PCGS grade

Legend Numismatics, sold privately in 11/2005 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 5/2015:98257, $2,820 - Heritage 2/2016:3795, $2,585

2 MS67 PCGS grade
MS67+ PCGS grade #1 MS67+ PCGS grade
MS67 PCGS grade #2 MS67 PCGS grade

Heritage 9/2016:3805, $2,232.50

MS67 PCGS grade #2 MS67 PCGS grade

Heritage 6/2010:549, $9,200 - Tom Bender Collection

#2 MS67 PCGS grade

Legend Numismatics, sold privately in 11/2005 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 5/2015:98257, $2,820 - Heritage 2/2016:3795, $2,585

#2 MS67 PCGS grade