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: $1.15 (10/13/2015)
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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There are no NGC varieties for this coin.

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: 7/20/2015

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Total Graded: 29
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 45
High Grade: 65

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9/20/2007 NGC VF 25   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 179, 185/Lot# 5265 $747.50
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
10/18/2012 PCGS F 15   Heritage Auctions 2012 October 18-21 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(5), 1175/Lot# 8223 $485.28
7/11/2013 NGC Details VF Details  Heritage Auctions 2013 July 11 - 14 US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(5), 1187/Lot# 7610 $329.00
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
2/27/2014 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2014 February 27 - 28 & March 2 Mid-Winter ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Atlanta Session(1), 1203/Lot# 3287 $2,702.50
12/19/2014 PCGS VF 25   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3513, 6082/Lot# 22075 $587.50

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