Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 180,750
Catalog: KM-92
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 2.49g
ASW: 0.0723oz
Melt Value: $1.42 (7/24/2016)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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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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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/4/2015

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1862 S 10C MS
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Total Graded: 19
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 64

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8/19/2012 PCGS VF 25   Teletrade Auction 3331, 3331/Lot# 1424 $625.00
10/18/2012 PCGS VF 35   Heritage Auctions 2012 October 18-21 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(2), 1175/Lot# 3920 $1,156.20
10/18/2012 PCGS Genuine VF   Heritage Auctions 2012 October 18-21 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(5), 1175/Lot# 8225 $236.18
10/8/2014 PCGS Genuine AU   Heritage Auctions 2014 October 8 - 13 PNG New York Invitational US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(5), 1210/Lot# 7599 $646.25
10/27/2014 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2014 October 27 The Eugene H. Gardner Collection II US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1214/Lot# 98265 $35,250.00
10/10/2014 PCGS F 12   Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 14718 $182.13
1/25/2015 PCGS Genuine VF   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131505/Lot# 22135 $164.50

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