1876

 

     

Type I Reverse

     

Type II Reverse


Mintage: 11,461,150                                                                    Proofs: 1,150

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100

Var#

Obv

Rev

DR

 

Obverse / Reverse Quick Diagnostics

Ahwash

Greer

 

 

 

 

 

 

Type I Reverse

 

 

 

101

1

A

0B1

 

 Proof Die, Medium Level Date, Small Knob 6, DL Below Chin / Proof Die

 

 

 

102

2

B

1C

 

 Proof Die, Medium Date, Sl. Down Slope, Large Knob 6 / Proof Die

 

 

 

103

3

C

1L

 

 Proof Die, Med Date, Sl. Up Slope, SK6 / Proof Die, Doubled DIM(E)

 

 

*

104

4

D

1C

 

 Med. Date, Slight Downward Slope, SK6, Clashed / Doubled Die, Clashed

 

G101

 

105

5

E

1L

 

 Repunched 76, Med. Date, Sl. Down Slope, SK6, Clashed Die /Clashed Die

 

G102

 

106

6

F

0B1

 

 Repunched 76, Med. Level Date, Small Knob 6, Rusted Die / Die Cracks

 

 

 

107

7

G

1L

 

 High Date, Downward Slope, Large Knob 6, Die Cracks / Die Cracks

A-1

 

 

108

8

H

0B1

 

 Medium Date, Slight Downward Slope, Small Knob 6 / Perfect Die

A-2

 

 

109

9

I

1L

 

 Repunched 6, Medium Date, Down Slope, SK6 / DScr Lower Wreath

 

 

 

110

10

J

0B1

 

 Medium Level Date, Large Knob 6 / Doubled Reverse Die, Die Cracks

 

 

 

111

11

K

1C

 

 High Level Date, Small Knob 6, Weak Date Digits / Doubled Reverse Die

 

 

 

112

12

L

1C

 

 High Level Date, SK6 / Doubling, Lower Right Wreath, Weak D(IM)E

 

 

 

113

13

M

0R

 

 High Level Date, Small Knob 6 / Die Cracks

 

 

 

114

14

N

0B1

 

 High Date, Upward Slope, Large Knob 6, Die Cracks / DD On Corn Ear

 

 

 

115

15

O

0B1

 

 Repunched 7, High Level Date, Large Knob 6 / Die Cracks

 

 

 

116

16

P

0C

 

 DSCr In Gown, High Level Date, Large Knob 6 / Doubled Die Reverse

 

 

 

117

17

Q

1L

 

 DD Above Shield, Med Date, Sl. Down Slope / Rev Rotated Left 85 Deg

 

 

 

118

18

R

1C

 

 MPD 18 In Denticles, High Date, Sl. Down Slope / Perfect Reverse

 

 

 

119
19
P
1R
   Die Scratch Lower Shield, Med Level Date / Double Die Reverse  

 

 
120
20
S
1L
   Repunched 1 and 6, Medium Level Date, Sm Knob 6 / Cracked Die    
 
121
21
T
1L
   Repunched 76, Medium Level Date, Lg Knob 6 / Weak D(IM)E    
 
122
22
U
1L
   Medium Level Date, Lg Knob 6 / Die Defect on D(I)ME    

 

             

 

 

         
Type II Reverse
 

 

 

101

1

A

0B1

 

 Medium Level Date, Small Knob 6, Die Cracks / Die Cracks

A-4

 
 

101a

1

A.2

0B1

 

 Medium Level Date, Small Knob 6, Die Cracks / Shattered Die

 

 
 

102

2

B

0R

 

 Medium Level Date, Small Knob 6 / Perfect Die

A-5

 
 

103

3

C

1L

 

 Repunched 1, Medium Date, Slight Downward Slope, SK6 / Die Cracks

A-6

 
 

104

4

D

0C

 

 Medium Level Date, Perfect S & O, Small Knob 6 / Perfect Die

A-7

 
 

105

5

E

0R

 

 Medium Level Date, Large Knob 6 / Perfect Die

A-8

 
 

106

6

F

0B1

 

 Die Defects, Medium Level Date, Small Knob 6 / Clashed Die

   

Variety Vs. Denticle Ruler Cross Reference Table

Scarcity: A common date in all grades.  The Type I reverse is very common while the Type II reverse is considered 
scarce.

Updated Greer Rarity Ratings
Rarity Rating Type I Reverse: G-VG R1, F-VF R1, EF-AU R2, MS R3       
Rarity Rating Type II Reverse: G-VG R2+, F-VF R2+, EF-AU R3, MS R4
Overall Rarity: G-VG R1, F-VF R1, EF-AU R2, MS R3-

                                Fortin Variety Rarity Estimates In VF - Mint State

Variety

Rarity

Suggested Premiums

Variety

Rarity

Suggested Premiums

Type I - 101

R4

-

Type I - 116

R4

-

Type I - 102

R4

-

Type I - 117

R6

200-400%

Type I - 103

R4

-

Type I - 118

R4

-

Type I - 104

R4+

30-50%

Type I - 119

R3

-

Type I - 105

R4

-

Type I - 120

R4

-

Type I - 106

R4

-

Type I - 121

R4

-

Type I - 107

R3

-

Type I - 122

R3

-

Type I - 108

R3

-

Type II - 101

R3

-

Type I - 109

R3

-

Type II - 101a

R4

-

Type I - 110

R3

-

Type II - 102

R4

-

Type I - 111

R3

-

Type II - 103

R4

-

Type I - 112

R2

-

Type II - 104

R3

-

Type I - 113

R2

-

Type II - 105

R4

-

Type I - 114

R3

-

Type II - 106

R4

-

Type I - 115

R2

-

     
Comments: Kam Ahwash identified two alternate date punch styles for 1876.  The minor differences were labeled as 
Small Knob 6 and Large Knob 6 by Ahwash.  A close study of both date punch styles revealed other minor differences, 
including the shape of the contour on top of the flag of the 7 digit and the size of the opening in the lower loop 
of the 6 digit.  The spacing between digits on the Large Knob 6 date style is narrower than on the Small Knob 6 style. 
A photographic comparison of the two date punch styles is available here. 

Also in 1876, two different reverse hub styles appeared.  The two different hub reverse styles were entitled Type I 
and Type II by Kam Ahwash.  The different reverse hubs were used by all mints from 1876 through 1878, except for the 
1877 coinage produced at the San Francisco mint.  Only the Type II reverse hub has been found to date for 1877-S dimes. 
There have been rumors of usage of a 1877-S Type I reverse, with Breen listing this variety as #3403 in his Complete 
Encyclopedia of U.S. and Colonial Coins.  However neither Ahwash, Greer, Breen and now Fortin have seen an example. 
The Type I reverse hub can be identified by a double point left ribbon end and the "E" in ONE almost touching the 
wheat grains.  For Type II, using the same identifiers, the left ribbon end is long and single pointed while the "E" 
in ONE is distant from the wheat grains.  A photographic comparison of the two different reverse hub styles may be 
found here.

                               Value As A Date (Coin World Trends/CoinValues

Grade

1963

1973

1983

1993

2003

2012

G

0.65

2.25

3.75

4

20

15

F

1.5

4

7

8

30

25

EF

-

10

27

20

40

40

MS60

10

90

215

130

200

175

MS63

-

-

-

285

400

250

 

1876 Date Gallery

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