The 1876 Seated Liberty dimes have value as numismatic coins. Keep reading to learn more about these silver coins.

1876 Dime

Specifications

Type: Seated Liberty Dime
Year: 1876
Face Value: $0.10
Composition: 90% silver, 10% copper
Silver Weight: .07234 oz.
Total Weight: 2.5 grams
Current Silver Bullion Value: $1.78

The US minted the 1876 dime with no mint mark and also the 1876 CC dime and 1876 S dime. The mint mark, when present, can be found on the reverse side of the coin.

Series Location Quantity Minted
1876 Philadelphia 11,460,000
1876 CC Carson City 8,270,000
1876 S San Francisco 10,420,000

Value

This coin in circulated condition is worth at least its weight in silver. The silver melt value for this coin is $1.78 as of October 23, 2020. This melt value is calculated from the current silver spot price of $24.60 per ounce.

The 1876 dime with no mint mark and the 1876 S dime have similar values. Each coin is worth around $15 in good condition. In very fine condition the value is around $25 and in extremely fine condition the value is around $35. In uncirculated condition the price is around $150 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 63 can sell for around $250.

The 1876 CC dime is worth around $30 in good condition. In very fine condition the value is around $70 and in extremely fine condition the value is around $100. In uncirculated condition the price is around $350 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 63 can sell for around $700.

Proof coins with no mint mark are available and they are valued at around $600 each in PR 63 condition. There were 1,250 proof coins minted.

Grading System

Good- The word "LIBERTY" on the shield is not readable. The letters and the date are readable.

Very fine- The word "LIBERTY" on the shield is readable, but certain letters are faint.

Extremely fine- Both the word "LIBERTY" and the edges on the scroll are distint.

MS 60 uncirculated- There are no signs of wear. The coin has luster, but there may be a few stains, abrasions, or surface marks.

MS 63 choice uncirculated- In the major focal areas there are some blemishes or contact marks. The coin's luster might not be as prominent.

PR 63 proof- This coin has reflective surfaces and only a few blemishes away from the major focal points. There are no major flaws.

 

Sources:

The Red Book


See also:

1877 Dime
1875 Dime