Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 60,000
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: $1.41 (9/26/2016)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1859 S 10C MS obverse 1859 S 10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Just a single pair of dies was used to produce this small mintage. The 1859 S dime is very scarce in all grades, with pieces grading VF and higher being genuinely rare. Gerry Fortin rates it second only to 1858 S in rarity within the higher grades. This fact is not recognized in some popular price guides, which give 1859 S an edge over the previous year's entry.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/22/2016

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1859 S 10C MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 21
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: VF
High Grade: 62


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9/15/2011 PCGS VG 10   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 619, 626/Lot# 7172 $575.00
6/1/2014 NGC   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/01/2014, 198/Lot# 188038 $1,430.00
8/5/2014 NGC VF 30   Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1208/Lot# 7425 $1,410.00
10/10/2014 PCGS   Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 14714 $601.60
1/25/2015 PCGS Genuine F   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131505/Lot# 22132 $199.75
1/10/2016 PCGS Genuine XF   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131603/Lot# 25163 $199.75


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