Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 135,000
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: $1.17 (4/18/2015)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1866 S 10C MS obverse 1866 S 10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Six obverse dies were shipped to the San Francisco Mint for 1866 dime coinage, but it appears that only two of these were used. Paired with two reverse dies leftover from earlier shipments, the result was three known die marriages.

This issue is rare across all grades, with Mint State pieces being especially elusive. Most 1866 S dimes were poorly struck at Liberty's head and the opposing design elements of the bow knot and mintmark. The mintmark, in particular, is so shallow on this date that many examples have been offered as 1866(P) dimes in the past, and only a study of die characteristics has enabled authenticators to sort out the confusion.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 1/3/2014

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1866 S 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 50.00 110 215 400 800 1050 1175 1300 1875 2900 4750 6750 9500 22500 37500 - - - -
$ 900 1150 1275 1450 2075 3200 5250 7750 11000 24500 42500 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 31
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 66


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8/29/2005 NGC AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #51, 56/Lot# 426 $1,207.50
9/22/2010 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2010 September Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1144, 1144/Lot# 3669 $19,550.00
8/5/2012 NGC   Teletrade Auction 3323, 3323/Lot# 1417 $18.00
7/27/2013 PCGS   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 30380 $317.25
8/30/2013 PCGS VF 35   Stack's Bowers The September 2013 Philadelphia Auction, 195/Lot# 4346 $499.38
2/27/2014 PCGS AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2014 February 27 - 28 & March 2 Mid-Winter ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Atlanta Session(1), 1203/Lot# 3293 $1,880.00
6/4/2014 PCGS VF 25   Heritage Auctions 2014 June 4 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(6), 1206/Lot# 7764 $381.88
9/4/2014 PCGS AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2014 September 4 - 6 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1209/Lot# 7365 $1,292.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1866 S 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1942013956539901505160917531865196923852699296037304361504971388644909495611034313077
1962664817651162154016571790190021082490278632173940459057457640879492509822112540
0000001657179019002108249027863217394045905745764087949250982200
00000017051828193422462594287334734151482064428142894494051008200
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 8644
Owner: yeoldeone
 
Grade: MS 63
Points: 4361
Owner: Gerry Fortin
 
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