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

1884 10C (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS68

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67
PCGS #:
4692
Diameter:
17.90 millimeters
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Weight:
2.50 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
3,365,505
Metal Content:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$17,250 • PCGS MS68 • 6-1-2002 • 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 3,500 R-4.3 57 / 67 TIE 111 / 122 TIE
60 or Better 600 R-5.8 58 / 67 TIE 112 / 122 TIE
65 or Better 120 R-7.8 56 / 67 105 / 122
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade

Goldbergs 1/2015:1200, $13,512.50

1 MS68 PCGS grade  

Stack's/Bowers 11/2012:3081, not sold - Stack's/Bowers 3/2013:2032, $17,038

3 MS67 PCGS grade
3 MS67 PCGS grade  
3 MS67 PCGS grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade

Goldbergs 1/2015:1200, $13,512.50

1 MS68 PCGS grade  

Stack's/Bowers 11/2012:3081, not sold - Stack's/Bowers 3/2013:2032, $17,038

3 MS67 PCGS grade
3 MS67 PCGS grade  
3 MS67 PCGS grade  
3 MS67 PCGS grade  
3 MS67 PCGS grade  
3 MS67 PCGS grade  
3 MS67 PCGS grade  
3 MS67 PCGS grade  

Ron Guth: In 1884, as in the previous five years, only the Philadelphia Mint produced Dimes.  The mintage dropped to 3,365,505 -- less than half that of 1883 -- yet the 1884 Dime is still a common coin.  In Mint State, collectors are most likely to encounter an MS63 or an MS64, with slightly fewer pieces appearing in MS62 and MS65.  Even Gems are relatively common, as evidenced by a PCGS CoinFacts Condition Census that consists entirely of MS67 examples with a pair of MS68's at the top end.  The 1884 Dime usually comes well struck, with frosty to brilliant luster.

Dime researcher Gerry Fortin has identified 11 die pairs for this date.  However, one of those pairs was used to strike only Proofs, which is in variance with preceding years, where Proof dies were sometimes used to strike coins for circulation.