Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 70,000
Catalog: KM-A63.2
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht and Robert B. Hughes
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 2.49g
ASW: 0.0723oz
Melt Value: $1.46 (7/28/2016)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1856 S 10C MS obverse 1856 S 10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Though the San Francisco Mint received six obverse dies and two reverses for this, its first coinage of dimes, it appears that just a single pair was used for the small resulting mintage.

Not surprisingly, this issue is rare in all grades, with Mint State examples extremely so. Typically the few such coins are quite well struck.

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Price Guide

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 23
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 45
High Grade: 64


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
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9/13/1997 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 1997 September Long Beach Sale #178, 178/Lot# 6973 $2,875.00
8/18/2013 PCGS MS 95   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 765, 774/Lot# 26 $95.00
9/23/2013 PCGS MS 63   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20992/Lot# 2038 $15,210.00
3/27/2014 PCGS MS 63   Stack's Bowers March 2014 Baltimore Auction, 6008/Lot# 4014 $14,100.00
4/6/2014 PCGS Genuine VF   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/06/2014, 175/Lot# 185406 $352.00
8/5/2014 NGC VF 30   Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1208/Lot# 7423 $1,410.00
10/27/2014 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2014 October 27 The Eugene H. Gardner Collection II US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1214/Lot# 98258 $19,975.00
11/6/2014 PCGS Genuine AU   Heritage Auctions 2014 November 6 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Beverly Hills Session(1), 1211/Lot# 3334 $705.00


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