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1871 DIME

PCGS Nos: 4653, 4764, 84764

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 906,750
Proofs: 
960

Designer: Obverse by Thomas Sully, executed by Christian Gobrecht, modified by Robert Ball Hughes and James Barton Longacre; Reverse by James Barton Longacre

Diameter: 17.9 millimeters

Metal content:
Silver - 90%
Copper - 10%

Weight: 38 grains (2.5 grams)

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: None (for Philadelphia, PA) below the ribbon bow on the reverse

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 4 MS-66's.

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 2 PR-66's.

The finest Proof Cameo example graded by PCGS is a single PRCA-65.

Recent appearances:
NGC Proof-65.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 508, illustrated, sold for $1,208.00

Gem Brilliant Proof.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 523, plated, sold for $1,495.00

NGC Proof-63 Cameo.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8017, not illustrated, sold for $529.00

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"The PCGS Population Report, October 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service