Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 70,000
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: $1.13 (12/26/2014)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1856 S 10C MS obverse 1856 S 10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Though the San Francisco Mint received six obverse dies and two reverses for this, its first coinage of dimes, it appears that just a single pair was used for the small resulting mintage.

Not surprisingly, this issue is rare in all grades, with Mint State examples extremely so. Typically the few such coins are quite well struck.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 1/3/2014

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1856 S 10C MS
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Base $ 140 280 600 900 1900 1900 2550 2850 3200 3750 4650 5650 11000 17000 28000 57000 - - - - -
$ 2100 2750 3100 3500 4000 5100 6100 12750 19000 30000 61000 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 23
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 45
High Grade: 64


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Auction Prices Realized

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11/29/2012 NGC Details VG Details  Heritage Auctions 2012 November 29 - December 2 US Coin Signature Auction - Houston Session(4), 1177/Lot# 8328 $258.50
8/18/2013 PCGS MS 95   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 765, 774/Lot# 26 $95.00
9/23/2013 PCGS MS 63   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20992/Lot# 2038 $15,210.00
6/29/2014 PCGS MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/29/2014, 187/Lot# 162264 $15,750.00
9/7/2014 PCGS MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/07/2014, 191/Lot# 162264 $15,750.00
10/8/2014 PCGS XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2014 October 8 - 13 PNG New York Invitational US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1210/Lot# 3367 $1,410.00
10/10/2014 PCGS   Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 14711 $146.88


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