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Obverse of 1878 Dime     Reverse of 1878 Dime


1878 DIME

PCGS Nos: 4685, 4775, 84775

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 1,677,200
Proofs: 
800

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

Diameter: 17.9 millimeters

Metal content:
Silver - 90%
Copper - 10%

Weight: 39 grains (2.5 grams)

Edge: Reeded

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

Images courtesy of Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated example graded by PCGS is a single MS-68.

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 6 PR-66's.

The finest Proof Cameo examples graded by PCGS are 2 PRCA-64's.

Significant examples:
Proof (illustrated above).  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The Benson Collection" Sale - Part 1, February 18-20, 2001

Recent appearances:
Gem Brilliant Proof.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 534, plated, sold for $1,725.00

Very Choice Brilliant Proof.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 535 , not plated, sold for $241.50

Brilliant Proof, nearly Choice.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 536, not plated, sold for $207.00

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