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1882 DIME

PCGS Nos: 4690, 4779, 84779, 94779

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 3,910,000
Proofs: 
1,100

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 16 MS-67's.

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 2 PR-68's.

The finest Proof Cameo example graded by PCGS is a single PRCA-67.

The finest Proof Deep Cameo example graded by PCGS is a single PRDC-67.

Recent appearances:
NGC Proof-66.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8023, not illustrated, not sold  From the Fred Firestone Collection

PCI Proof 64.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 1581, not illustrated, sold for $391.00

Proof-63.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 5501, not plated, sold for $345.00

Gem Brilliant Proof, or nearly so.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 541, plated, sold for $1,725.00

Brilliant Proof.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 542, not plated, sold for $253.00

PCGS MS-67.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 1527, sold for $2,645.00

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