Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 172,500
Catalog: KM-92
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 2.49 Grams
ASW: 0.0720oz
Melt Value: $1.40 (8/22/2014)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1861 S 10C MS obverse 1861 S 10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1861 S dime is a very scarce coin across all grades. Mint State examples are genuinely rare.

Most examples are a bit weakly struck in the upper left portion of the wreath, as well as at Liberty's head and foot. The rims are often ill defined, which was a chronic problems for the San Francisco Mint during the 1860s. Perhaps it was the shape or finishing of its collars that led to excessive wear of the dies in the border area.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/24/2014

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1861 S 10C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 55.00 105 170 400 675 675 1025 1150 1850 2400 3750 5000 8250 12000 - - 57500 - - - -
$ 750 1125 1300 2050 2600 4100 - - - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 25
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 66


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2/14/2007 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2007 Long Beach, CA Signature Coin Auction #430, 430/Lot# 2895 $7,187.50
5/8/2011 NGC Details VG Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131120/Lot# 22095 $126.50
9/12/2011 PCGS F 12   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 618, 625/Lot# 135 $488.75
2/24/2013 NGC AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/24/2013, 63/Lot# 50533 $2,205.50
6/23/2014 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2014 June 23 The Eugene H. Gardner Collection of US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1213/Lot# 30260 $49,937.50
8/5/2014 PCGS XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1208/Lot# 7426 $587.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1861 S 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1832203815519901363150517301843236826993345381747315264608970777704118851815011
19527343769711141410158017672018247829143502412149085539641872869097139731815010
000000158017672018247829143502412149085539641872869097139731815000
0000001655180521932588312936594426508658146747749510491160611815000
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 7704
Owner: yeoldeone
 
Grade: MS 61
Points: 3817
Owner: Gerry Fortin
 
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