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Obverse of 1884 Dime     Reverse of 1884 Dime

1884 DIME

PCGS Nos: 4692, 4781, 84781


Circulation strikes: 3,365,505

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 Superior Galleries

Recent appearances:
PCGS Proof-67.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 351, illustrated, sold for $4,140.00

NGC Proof-67.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 7265, illustrated, sold for $2,415.00

MS-65.  Ex - Superior Galleries "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 188, sold for $258.75

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

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 3 PR-68's.

The finest Proof Cameo examples graded by PCGS are 5 PRCA-67's.

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