Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 135,000
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: $1.49 (7/28/2014)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1866 S 10C MS obverse 1866 S 10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Six obverse dies were shipped to the San Francisco Mint for 1866 dime coinage, but it appears that only two of these were used. Paired with two reverse dies leftover from earlier shipments, the result was three known die marriages.

This issue is rare across all grades, with Mint State pieces being especially elusive. Most 1866 S dimes were poorly struck at Liberty's head and the opposing design elements of the bow knot and mintmark. The mintmark, in particular, is so shallow on this date that many examples have been offered as 1866(P) dimes in the past, and only a study of die characteristics has enabled authenticators to sort out the confusion.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 1/3/2014

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1866 S 10C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 50.00 110 215 400 800 800 1050 1175 1300 1875 2400 2900 4750 6750 9500 22500 37500 - - - -
$ 900 1150 1275 1450 2075 2650 3200 5250 7750 11000 24500 42500 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 29
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 66


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8/29/2005 NGC AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #51, 56/Lot# 426 $1,207.50
6/1/2006 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2006 June Long Beach Signature Auction #408, 408/Lot# 1054 $5,175.00
5/10/2010 PCGS XF 45   Teletrade Auction 2851, 2851/Lot# 1351 $690.00
3/31/2013 PCGS VG 10   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131315/Lot# 22816 $135.13
7/27/2013 PCGS   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 30380 $317.25
8/30/2013 PCGS VF 35   Stack's Bowers The September 2013 Philadelphia Auction, 195/Lot# 4346 $499.38
9/25/2013 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2013 September 25 - 29 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(7), 1189/Lot# 7646 $1,292.50
6/4/2014 PCGS VF 25   Heritage Auctions 2014 June 4 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(6), 1206/Lot# 7764 $381.88


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1866 S 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1106135201304477539597921109513191450165820482555344751587261130712042211
36115157235361497558705979116913621519178822172852401758599197155212042210
000000558705979116913621519178822172852401758599197155212042200
00000057781310371244140615881918238631494587656011134179712042200
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 7261
Owner: yeoldeone
 
Grade: MS 63
Points: 2555
Owner: Gerry Fortin
 
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