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: $1.19 (4/28/2015)
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: 7/24/2014

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1870 S 10C MS
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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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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

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


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10/22/1997 PCGS MS 64   Teletrade Auction 0991, 991/Lot# 1311 $1,998.00
9/10/2006 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg September 10-13, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 37/Lot# 1482 $4,600.00
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
10/17/2012 PCGS MS 65   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 1360 $6,325.00
11/29/2012 NGC VG 10   Heritage Auctions 2012 November 29 - December 2 US Coin Signature Auction - Houston Session(4), 1177/Lot# 8341 $528.75
11/6/2014 NGC VF 35   Heritage Auctions 2014 November 6 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Beverly Hills Session(5), 1211/Lot# 7500 $705.00
1/25/2015 PCGS Genuine VF   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131505/Lot# 22141 $223.25


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