Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 180,750
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 2.4900g
ASW: 0.0723oz
Melt Value: $1.96 (5/13/2021)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
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1862 S 10C MS obverse 1862 S 10C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Walter Breen reported that 10 obverse dies were shipped to San Francisco for 1862's dime coinage, along with two reverses to supplement ones leftover from the previous year. Seated Liberty Dime researcher Gerry Fortin has identified only a single obverse and two reverses for the 1862 S coinage, the other obverse dies undoubtedly having been destroyed unused at the end of that year. The reverses remained in use year after year for as long as they were serviceable. The snakelike S mintmark used in 1861 is seen again with this year's dimes and would appear as late as 1871.

Though slightly more available the 1861 S issue, this year's San Francisco Mint dimes are rare across all grades. Mint State pieces are extremely elusive.

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Last Updated: 4/11/2019

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1862 S 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 100.00 140 260 650 1750 2050 2200 2800 3125 4375 5200 6875 9375 17000 46500 - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 24
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 45
High Grade: 64

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.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 5/11/2021 1862 S 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--23102----2-1121------24
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Total--23102----2-1121------24
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1862 S 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base327366575829141623022510275428072910306835924396515865749886103831089711431119841290713882
34043666010251711237125912772284129633243386046505630767810052105541107511615122921323214576
000000259127722841296332433860465056307678100521055411075116151229200
000000267327892876301534174128490461028782102171072611253118001259900
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 6574
Owner: Gerry Fortin
 
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