Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 140,000
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: $1.06 (5/26/2019)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
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1860 S 10C MS obverse 1860 S 10C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

San Francisco alone coined dimes of the old style in 1860. Walter Breen reported that four obverse dies dated 1860 were shipped west on November 2, 1859. Since the transcontinental railroad was still 10 years away, these would have traversed the plains and mountains by horse-drawn express wagon. It's likely that this slow process accounts for the fact that dies of the new type having the national legend on the obverse were not received in time to prevent production with this obsolete design.

Despite its modest mintage the 1860 S dime is not a great rarity. Perhaps collectors recognized its distinctiveness early enough to preserve worn examples that were still circulating. Only in the higher circulated grades and in Mint State is this issue a rarity.

Two die pairs are known to have been used for 1860 S dimes, suggesting that production occurred in two batches separated by weeks or months. Both reverses were leftover from the shipment of 1858 and have the smaller size of S typical for 1858 S and 1859 S.

GRADE SUMMARY

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Last Updated: 5/3/2019

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1860 S 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 100.00 200 250 535 725 975 1200 1570 2100 2650 3000 5000 8250 12700 40000 60000 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 47
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 66

The chart showing 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: 5/21/2019 1860 S 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--1410363238-31-2-1----47
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Total--1410363238-31-2-1----47
 --2 %9 %21 %6 %13 %6 %4 %6 %17 %-6 %2 %-4 %-2 %---- 

Auction Prices Realized

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6/14/2000 PCGS AU 50   Teletrade Auction 1321, 1321/Lot# 1155 $348.80
11/29/2007 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2007 November Houston, TX US Coin Signature Auction #370, 370/Lot# 60333 $2,300.00
9/13/2011 NGC XF 45   Stack's Bowers The September 2011 Philadelphia Americana Sale, 113/Lot# 2681 $506.00
1/9/2013 NGC Details XF Details  Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(7), 1181/Lot# 9467 $199.75
1/6/2013 NGC F 12   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131303/Lot# 29013 $152.75
3/24/2013 PCGS Genuine VF   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/24/2013, 67/Lot# 100624 $144.72
3/27/2015 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers March 2015 Baltimore, 6065/Lot# 5337 $998.75
5/30/2018 PCGS G 4   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131823/Lot# 21200 $55.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1860 10C MS S Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base372941593486297749031379162519342113227125522941415750151127217734111
267911522244167781710611461172819932165236426813346444371001342617734110
00000081710611461172819932165236426813346444371001342617734100
00000086012201543183120532218245828113751472991861558017734100
1860 10C MS S
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2092203516749081239133316831821208724482727293634864630536786441022610735112631214515213
2132644597521018127014501729191022072541279731193867487664599171103961091111557131680
0000001450172919102207254127973119386748766459917110396109111155700
0000001566177519982328263428663303424951217552969910565110871185100
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 5367
Owner: Gerry Fortin
 
Grade: AU 55
Points: 2087
Owner: JTO
 
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