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

1877 10C (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS66+
PCGS #:
4682
Diameter:
17.90 millimeters
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Weight:
2.50 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
7,310,000
Metal Content:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$8,050 • NGC MS68 • 12-3-2009 • Heritage
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Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 2,000 R-4.6 49 / 67 TIE 100 / 122 TIE
60 or Better 175 R-7.2 42 / 67 84 / 122 TIE
65 or Better 30 R-8.9 42 / 67 TIE 83 / 122 TIE
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
1 MS67 estimated grade  
5 MS66+ PCGS grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
1 MS67 estimated grade  
5 MS66+ PCGS grade  
5 MS66+ PCGS grade  
5 MS66+ PCGS grade  
8 MS66 PCGS grade  
8 MS66 PCGS grade  
8 MS66 PCGS grade  

Ron Guth: In 1877, Dime production at the Philadelphia Mint fell by more than four million coins, setting off a downward trend that reached new lows in 1879, 1880, and 1881.  Nonetheless, the mintage in 1877 remained substantial at 7,310,000 coins.  Numerous Mint State examples exist, mostly in MS63, but also with plenty of representatives at the MS62, MS64 and MS65 levels.  Only in grades above MS66 does the 1877 Dime become rare.  None have been graded finer than MS67.

As in 1876, this year includes both Type I and Type II reverses.  Researcher Gerry Fortin has identified nine different Type I varieties and fifteen different Type II varieties.  According to Fortin's list of varieties, only one die pair was used to strike Proofs, and that one was a Type II.