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: $1.06 (9/1/2015)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
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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: 7/20/2015

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1859 S 10C MS
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Total Graded: 21
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: VF
High Grade: 62

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5/27/2009 PCGS AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2009 May Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1125, 1125/Lot# 424 $4,025.00
9/15/2011 PCGS VG 10   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 619, 626/Lot# 7172 $575.00
8/2/2012 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2012 August 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Philadelphia Session(4), 1173/Lot# 5093 $88,125.00
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
8/5/2014 NGC VF 30   Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1208/Lot# 7425 $1,410.00
10/10/2014 PCGS   Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 14714 $601.60

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