Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 800
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: $1.98 (5/11/2021)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
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1859 10C PF obverse 1859 10C PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

Though no official records were kept of proof coin sales before 1860, it was later reported by a Mint official that 800 complete silver proof sets were struck for 1859. This figure proved to be highly optimistic, and it's likely that more than half of the 1859 proof dimes were melted after the end of the year.

Another milestone was achieved with 1859's proof dime production in that two die pairs were used instead of the usual single pair. No currency pieces were struck from any of these dies.

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Last Updated: 4/30/2019

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1859 10C PF
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1859 10C PF CA
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1859 10C PF UC
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 203
Low Grade: 61
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 68

The chart showing 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series, 68 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 5/11/2021 1859 10C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base------------472961302741--163
-----------------11---2
-------------1--------1
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Total------------482961302851--166
 ------------2%5%17%37%18%17%3%1%-- 
1859 10C PF CA
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Base-------------265958---35
-----------------12---3
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Total-------------2659610---38
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1859 10C PF UC
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Base----------------1211--5
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Total----------------1211--5
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1859 10C PF CA
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Base61563766168671173576078983784687412911566179921832401334544315656719878348510
622645669694719743770805840855101313831644192722562716370748396170741080598936
000000770805840855101313831644192722562716370748396170741000
000000779821843865115214741721205523283030406952486684762200
1859 10C PF UC
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base67469772375177680282985891091894913931683192823322561469450496951800986969426
682706732759785811839875913928109714901765206324083272481256837304823889399897
000000839875913928109714901765206324083272481256837304823800
000000848893915939124515861846219724853983493163177656846700
1859 10C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base57559561864266568871373978579382012191483168321612302288538005367574462826857
58260362665067369672275478880295313071550184222082496319043225493592364747200
00000072275478880295313071550184222082496319043225493592300
000000730770790811108613951616200222552691349548455618610300
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Grade: PF 68 ULTRA CAMEO
Points: 8009
Owner: 49er
 
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