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Obverse of 1891 Dime     Reverse of 1891 Dime


1891 DIME

PCGS Nos: 4706, 4788, 84788, 94788

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 15,310,000
Proofs: 
600

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

Notes:
Proof 1891 Dimes were sold by the Mint as part of six-piece sets consisting of the silver and minor coins in Proof (individual coins were not sold separately).

The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 3 MS-67's.

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 11 PR-67's.

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

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

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

"An Index of the Coins & Medals of The Cabinet of the Mint of the United States at Philadelphia" by R.A. McClure, Curator, 1891