The 1887 Seated Liberty dimes have value as numismatic coins. Keep reading to learn more about these silver coins.

1887 Dime

Specifications

Type: Seated Liberty Dime
Year: 1887
Face Value: $0.10
Composition: 90% silver, 10% copper
Silver Weight: 2.25 grams
Total Weight: 2.5 grams
Current Silver Bullion Value: $1.27

The US minted the 1887 dime with no mint mark and also the 1887 S dime. The mint mark can be found on the reverse side of the coin.

Series Location Quantity Minted
1887 Philadelphia 11,283,229
1887 S San Francisco 4,454,450

Value

This coin in circulated condition is worth more than its weight in silver. But just for reference, the silver melt value for this coin is $1.27 as of October 22, 2019. This melt value is calculated from the current silver spot price of $17.50 per ounce.

The 1887 dime with no mint mark and the 1887 S dime have similar values. In good condition each coin is worth around $15. 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 $250-300.

Proof coins are available and they are valued at around $600 each in PR 63 condition. There were only 710 proof coins minted but mostly all of them were saved by collectors so the value isn't as high as you might expect.

 

Sources:

The Red Book


See also:

1888 Dime
1886 Dime
1885 Dime