Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 60,000
Catalog: KM-A63.2
Obverse Designer: Robert B. Hughes
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 2.49 Grams
ASW: 0.0720oz
Melt Value: $1.55 (7/13/2014)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1858 S 10C MS obverse 1858 S 10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1858 S dime is a very scarce issue across all grades, with Mint State pieces being very rare. Both Brian Greer's book and Gerry Fortin's website rate this issue as more rare than the 1856 S and 1859 S dimes in grades VF and higher, yet this fact is not reflected in all price guides.

Walter Breen reported that four die pairs were shipped to San Francisco for 1858 dimes. Three obverse dies were paired in combination with two reverses to produce this small mintage, suggesting that coining was sporadic over the course of the year.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 1/3/2014

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1858 S 10C MS
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Base $ 225 275 565 850 1700 1700 2350 2650 3100 3650 5200 6750 14000 22500 30000 - - - - - -
$ 1900 2550 2850 3450 4000 5700 7500 16500 25000 33500 - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 27
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 45
High Grade: 65


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Auction Prices Realized

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9/20/2007 NGC VF 25   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 179, 185/Lot# 5265 $747.50
2/2/2012 NGC Details XF Details  Heritage Auctions 2012 February 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(4), 1167/Lot# 7953 $632.50
9/6/2012 PCGS Genuine F   Heritage Auctions 2012 September 6-9 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(4), 1174/Lot# 7800 $384.23
11/29/2012 NGC AG 3   Heritage Auctions 2012 November 29 - December 2 US Coin Signature Auction - Houston Session(4), 1177/Lot# 8331 $164.50
1/9/2013 NGC F 15   Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(7), 1181/Lot# 9465 $559.30
7/27/2013 NGC AU 55   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 1744 $3,055.00


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