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: $1.02 (11/30/2015)
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: 9/4/2015

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Total Graded: 17
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 64

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3/1/2006 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2006 March Palm Beach, FL Signature Auction #412, 412/Lot# 445 $1,265.00
8/19/2012 PCGS VF 25   Teletrade Auction 3331, 3331/Lot# 1424 $625.00
7/11/2014 NGC VF 25   Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 5587 $387.75
10/10/2014 PCGS F 12   Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 14718 $182.13
11/6/2014 PCGS Genuine XF   Heritage Auctions 2014 November 6 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Beverly Hills Session(5), 1211/Lot# 7497 $305.50
8/12/2015 PCGS AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2015 August 12 - 16 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(1), 1223/Lot# 3655 $1,997.50
8/18/2015 NGC VF 20   Stack's Bowers 2015 Chicago ANA, 6104/Lot# 42314 $258.50

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