The 1888 Seated Liberty dimes have value as numismatic coins. Keep reading to learn more about these silver coins.

1888 Dime

Specifications

Type: Seated Liberty Dime
Year: 1888
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 1888 dime with no mint mark and also the 1888 S dime. The mint mark can be found on the reverse side of the coin.

Series Location Quantity Minted
1888 Philadelphia 5,495,655
1888 S San Francisco 1,720,000

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 1888 dime with no mint mark 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 1888 S dime has a similar price range except that it can be worth more in uncirculated condition. This 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 $250 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 63 can sell for around $850.

Proof coins are available and they are valued at around $600 each in PR 63 condition. There were only 832 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:

1889 Dime
1887 Dime
1886 Dime