The 1888 Seated Liberty dimes have value as numismatic coins. Keep reading to learn more about these silver coins.
Type: Seated Liberty Dime
Face Value: $0.10
Composition: 90% silver, 10% copper
Silver Weight: .07234 oz.
Total Weight: 2.5 grams
Current Silver Bullion Value: $1.30
The US minted the 1888 dime with no mint mark and also the 1888 S dime. The mint mark, when present, can be found on the reverse side of the coin.
|1888 S||San Francisco||1,720,000|
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 $1.30 as of January 20, 2020. This melt value is calculated from the current silver spot price of $18.00 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 with no mint mark 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.
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.
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