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SERIES: Liberty Seated Dimes 1837-1891
LEVEL: Year, MintMark, & Major Variety

1872 10C (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67

PCGS AU55
PCGS #:
4656
Diameter:
17.90 millimeters
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Weight:
2.48 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
2,395,500
Metal Content:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$17,625 • NGC MS68 • 5-12-2015 • Heritage
Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 500 R-6.0 30 / 67 TIE 57 / 122 TIE
60 or Better 80 R-8.2 30 / 67 TIE 60 / 122 TIE
65 or Better 8 R-9.6 19 / 67 TIE 45 / 122 TIE
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67+ PCGS grade  
2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 estimated grade  
4 MS66+ PCGS grade  
5 MS66 estimated grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67+ PCGS grade  
2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 estimated grade  
4 MS66+ PCGS grade  
5 MS66 estimated grade  
6 MS65 PCGS grade  
6 MS65 PCGS grade  
6 MS65 PCGS grade  
6 MS65 PCGS grade  
6 MS65 PCGS grade  

Ron Guth: The 1872 Dime had the largest mintage since 1857.  Not only did the mintage exceed one million coins for the first time since the Civil War, but the Mint cranked out almost 2.4 million Dimes in 1872.  Despite this huge number, the population of the 1872 Dime mimics dates with much lower mintages, thus the large mintage did not necessarily correspond with a higher survival rate.  Nonetheless, this is a common date and one which can be found in Mint State with relative ease.  The PCGS CoinFacts Condition Census starts at MS65 and goes up to PCGS MS67+ (the colorful example illustrated above).

The more interesting varieties among 1872 Dimes include a Doubled Die Obverse, two Misplaced Dates, and a Doubled Die Reverse.