Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 50,000
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: $1.12 (7/6/2015)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
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1870 S 10C MS obverse 1870 S 10C MS reverse

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Description & Analysis

1870 S dimes are very scarce across all grades, though the rarity of this issue at or near Mint State is less than for S-Mint dimes of the 1850s.

Six pair of dies were shipped to San Francisco in December, though only a single pair is known to have been used. In fact, none of the new reverses were used, as this date was struck with a die leftover from 1869's production. Walter Breen reports that all were struck in November of 1870.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/24/2014

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1870 S 10C MS
Base $ 375 485 625 775 900 1175 1300 1575 1825 2400 2875 3450 4400 7750 23500 - - - -
$ 1000 1275 1450 1700 1950 2650 3200 3750 5000 - - - -

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Total Graded: 33
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 65

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9/10/2006 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg September 10-13, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 37/Lot# 1482 $4,600.00
6/10/2007 PCGS F 12   Teletrade Auction 2379, 2379/Lot# 1317 $476.00
11/20/2008 NGC XF 45   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 302, 308/Lot# 8011 $747.50
9/7/2011 NGC Details AG Details  Heritage Auctions 2011 September Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(4), 1159/Lot# 7462 $89.00
7/27/2013 PCGS   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 30381 $1,061.03
1/8/2014 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(3), 1201/Lot# 5198 $22,325.00
10/10/2014 PCGS F 15   Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 14726 $505.25
2/1/2015 PCGS Genuine VG   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131506/Lot# 23198 $305.50

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