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: $1.14 (12/18/2014)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1859 S 10C MS obverse 1859 S 10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Just a single pair of dies was used to produce this small mintage. The 1859 S dime is very scarce in all grades, with pieces grading VF and higher being genuinely rare. Gerry Fortin rates it second only to 1858 S in rarity within the higher grades. This fact is not recognized in some popular price guides, which give 1859 S an edge over the previous year's entry.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 1/3/2014

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1859 S 10C MS
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Base $ 175 250 465 935 2450 2450 4900 7750 12500 17500 20000 22000 26000 36000 50000 110000 - - - - -
$ 2700 5400 8750 14000 19000 22500 24500 31000 40000 57500 120000 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 19
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: VF
High Grade: 62


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9/15/2011 PCGS VG 10   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 619, 626/Lot# 7172 $575.00
8/2/2012 PCGS VF 25   Heritage Auctions 2012 August 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Philadelphia Session(1), 1173/Lot# 3183 $1,116.25
10/17/2012 PCGS VF 30   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 1345 $1,040.75
1/6/2013 NGC G 4   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131303/Lot# 28121 $235.00
3/20/2014 PCGS VF 35   Heritage Auctions 2014 March 20 The Collection of Donald E. Bently - Bently Foundation US Coins Signature Auction - San Francisco Session(1), 1205/Lot# 30007 $998.75
6/1/2014 NGC   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/01/2014, 198/Lot# 188038 $1,430.00
10/10/2014 PCGS   Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 14714 $601.60


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