Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 135,000
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 2.4900g
ASW: 0.0723oz
Melt Value: $1.23 (12/15/2019)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
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1866 S 10C MS obverse 1866 S 10C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Six obverse dies were shipped to the San Francisco Mint for 1866 dime coinage, but it appears that only two of these were used. Paired with two reverse dies leftover from earlier shipments, the result was three known die marriages.

This issue is rare across all grades, with Mint State pieces being especially elusive. Most 1866 S dimes were poorly struck at Liberty's head and the opposing design elements of the bow knot and mintmark. The mintmark, in particular, is so shallow on this date that many examples have been offered as 1866(P) dimes in the past, and only a study of die characteristics has enabled authenticators to sort out the confusion.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/14/2019

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1866 S 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 55.00 160 350 620 1000 1370 1750 2150 2875 3675 4375 5625 7500 12750 22000 27000 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 40
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 66

The chart showing PrAg series, G series, 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: 12/10/2019 1866 S 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base4124524223--12-242----40
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Total4124524223--12-242----40
 10 %3 %5 %10 %13 %5 %10 %5 %5 %8 %--3 %5 %-5 %10 %5 %---- 

Auction Prices Realized

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8/29/2005 NGC AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #51, 56/Lot# 426 $1,207.50
8/5/2012 NGC   Teletrade Auction 3323, 3323/Lot# 1417 $18.00
8/30/2013 PCGS VF 35   Stack's Bowers The September 2013 Philadelphia Auction, 195/Lot# 4346 $499.38
9/4/2014 PCGS VF 30   Heritage Auctions 2014 September 4 - 6 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1209/Lot# 7364 $440.63
9/4/2014 PCGS AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2014 September 4 - 6 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1209/Lot# 7365 $1,292.50
5/12/2015 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2015 May 12 The Eugene H. Gardner Collection III US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1228/Lot# 98241 $14,100.00
2/6/2019 NGC Details VF Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131907/Lot# 23311 $156.00
5/29/2019 PCGS Genuine VF   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131923/Lot# 21212 $63.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1866 S 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base16322052790812961707188220252302255529483313359240244565570270777651909495611034313077
18232265410371433176519302117238626863070340637364204494461607268813292509822112540
0000001930211723862686307034063736420449446160726881329250982200
00000019772210247128173191349938804385532366197460861394051008200
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 4565
Owner: Gerry Fortin
 
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