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Obverse of 1885 Dime     Reverse of 1885 Dime


1885 DIME

PCGS Nos: 4694, 4782, 84782

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 2,532,497
Proofs: 
930

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

Recent appearances:
PCGS Proof-66.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 352, illustrated, sold for $2,530.00

NGC Proof-66.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 1637

NGC MS-66.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8010, not illustrated, sold for $1,380.00

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 7 MS-67's.

The finest Proof example graded by PCGS is a single PR-68.

The finest Proof Cameo example graded by PCGS is a single PRCA-68.

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