Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 180,750
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: $1.28 (9/20/2014)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1862 S 10C MS obverse 1862 S 10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Walter Breen reported that 10 obverse dies were shipped to San Francisco for 1862's dime coinage, along with two reverses to supplement ones leftover from the previous year. Seated Liberty Dime researcher Gerry Fortin has identified only a single obverse and two reverses for the 1862 S coinage, the other obverse dies undoubtedly having been destroyed unused at the end of that year. The reverses remained in use year after year for as long as they were serviceable. The snakelike S mintmark used in 1861 is seen again with this year's dimes and would appear as late as 1871.

Though slightly more available the 1861 S issue, this year's San Francisco Mint dimes are rare across all grades. Mint State pieces are extremely elusive.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 1/3/2014

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1862 S 10C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 45.00 90.00 265 600 1350 1350 1800 2000 2400 2850 3750 4400 5100 7500 13500 28500 - - - - -
$ 1475 2000 2200 2650 3150 4100 4800 5500 8500 15000 31000 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 17
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 65


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Auction Prices Realized

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1/7/2004 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2004 Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Sale #336, 336/Lot# 5615 $2,702.50
9/5/2010 NGC Details VF Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction #210092, 210092/Lot# 22576 $161.00
9/7/2011 NGC Details XF Details  Heritage Auctions 2011 September Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(4), 1159/Lot# 7460 $373.75
2/2/2012 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions 2012 February 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(4), 1167/Lot# 7956 $431.25
8/19/2012 PCGS VF 25   Teletrade Auction 3331, 3331/Lot# 1424 $625.00
11/29/2012 PCGS VF 30   Heritage Auctions 2012 November 29 - December 2 US Coin Signature Auction - Houston Session(1), 1177/Lot# 3447 $734.38
7/11/2014 NGC VF 25   Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 5587 $387.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1862 S 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base194119183381527579631962114113701505160920872525344760891008415842111
321021402494295445967411021121714151539176822332832432774201200315842110
0000005967411021121714151539176822332832432774201200315842100
0000006138511081129314601574192723793139520887521392215842100
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 6089
Owner: yeoldeone
 
Grade: MS 63
Points: 2525
Owner: Gerry Fortin
 
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