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1872 DIME

PCGS Nos: 4656, 4765, 84765

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 2,395,500
Proofs: 
950

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 2 MS-66's.

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 5 PR-66's.

The finest Proof Cameo examples graded by PCGS are 3 PRCA-66's.

Recent appearances:
NGC Proof-65.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6745, illustrated, sold for $1,207.50

PCGS Proof-64.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 1633

NGC Proof-64.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 1518, sold for $402.50

Choice Brilliant Proof, near Gem.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 524, not plated, sold for $460.00

NGC Proof-63.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part III", May 21, 2001, Lot 1411, not illustrated, sold for $414.00

ANACS MS-62.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6943, not illustrated, sold for $149.50

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