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1881 DIME

PCGS Nos: 4689, 4778, 84778, 94778

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 24,000
Proofs: 
975

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

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 3 MS-66's.

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 6 PR-67's.

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

The finest Proof Deep Cameo examples graded by PCGS are 2 PRDC-66's.

Recent appearances:
PCGS Proof-64.  Ex - Superior Galleries "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 184, sold for $747.50

MS-63.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 278, not illustrated, sold for $414.00

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