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: $1.06 (8/3/2015)
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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Last Updated: 7/21/2015

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1870 S 10C MS
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Base $ 425 525 635 800 1025 1225 1450 1675 1950 2650 3100 3650 4650 7850 25500 - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

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


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8/13/1999 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 1999 ANA Signature Sale #208, 208/Lot# 6845 $4,887.50
9/15/2003 PCGS MS 66   Goldberg September 15-17, 2003 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 21/Lot# 255 $9,775.00
6/10/2007 PCGS F 12   Teletrade Auction 2379, 2379/Lot# 1317 $476.00
1/12/2009 NGC XF 45   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 321, 327/Lot# 446 $839.50
9/22/2010 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2010 September Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1144, 1144/Lot# 3677 $25,300.00
7/27/2013 PCGS   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 30381 $1,061.03
7/11/2014 NGC VF 30   Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 5593 $793.13


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