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Obverse of 1880 Dime     Reverse of 1880 Dime


1880 DIME

PCGS Nos: 4688, 4777

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 36,000
Proofs: 
1,355

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, PA) below the ribbon bow on the reverse

Images courtesy of Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 8 MS-67's.

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 11 PR-67's.

The finest Proof Cameo examples graded by PCGS are 2 PRCA-67's.

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

NGC Proof-66 Cameo.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 510, illustrated, sold for $2,012.00

Gem Brilliant Proof.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 539, plated, sold for $1,725.00

PCGS Proof-65.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 611, sold for $1,725.00

NGC Proof 65.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 1580, illustrated, sold for $920.00

PCGS Proof-64.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 612, sold for $368.00

Proof-64.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 276, not illustrated, sold for $506.00

PCGS Proof-63.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 613, sold for $276.00

NGC Proof-63.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 1526, sold for $264.50

NGC MS-66.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 511, illustrated, sold for $1,265.00

NGC MS-66.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part III", May 21, 2001, Lot 1414, illustrated, not sold

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