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Obverse of 1886 Dime     Reverse of 1886 Dime

1886 DIME

PCGS Nos: 4696, 4783, 84783


Circulation strikes: 6,376,684

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-67.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 353, illustrated, sold for $4,140.00

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

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

The finest Proof Cameo example graded by PCGS is a single PRCA-66.

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