Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 60,000
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht and Robert B. Hughes
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 2.4900g
ASW: 0.0723oz
Melt Value: $1.22 (11/15/2019)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
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1858 S 10C MS obverse 1858 S 10C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The 1858 S dime is a very scarce issue across all grades, with Mint State pieces being very rare. Both Brian Greer's book and Gerry Fortin's website rate this issue as more rare than the 1856 S and 1859 S dimes in grades VF and higher, yet this fact is not reflected in all price guides.

Walter Breen reported that four die pairs were shipped to San Francisco for 1858 dimes. Three obverse dies were paired in combination with two reverses to produce this small mintage, suggesting that coining was sporadic over the course of the year.

GRADE SUMMARY

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/11/2019

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1858 S 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 275 325 525 1000 1600 2250 2650 3500 3950 5250 8250 12250 25000 35000 - 100000 - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 37
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 40
High Grade: 66

The chart showing PrAg series, G series, VG series, F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 11/12/2019 1858 S 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base2216855--23-1--1-1----37
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Total2216855--23-1--1-1----37
 5 %5 %3 %16 %22 %14 %14 %--5 %8 %-3 %--3 %-3 %---- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
9/20/2007 NGC VF 25   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 179, 185/Lot# 5265 $747.50
2/28/2012 PCGS XF 45   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 2007 $2,070.00
2/8/2015 PCGS F 12   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131507/Lot# 25135 $305.50
1/6/2016 PCGS AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2016 January 6 - 11 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Tampa Session(2), 1231/Lot# 3737 $1,645.00
12/13/2018 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions 2018 December 13-14 US Coins Signature Auction Session(4), 1282/Lot# 7352 $660.00
3/6/2019 PCGS F 15   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131911/Lot# 23409 $384.00
10/16/2019 PCGS VG 10   Heritage Auctions Tuesday & Wednesday US Coins Weekly Online Auction Session(1), 131943/Lot# 27309 $312.00


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