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: $1.15 (2/13/2016)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1858 S 10C MS obverse 1858 S 10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1858 S dime is a very scarce issue across all grades, with Mint State pieces being very rare. Both Brian Greer's book and Gerry Fortin's website rate this issue as more rare than the 1856 S and 1859 S dimes in grades VF and higher, yet this fact is not reflected in all price guides.

Walter Breen reported that four die pairs were shipped to San Francisco for 1858 dimes. Three obverse dies were paired in combination with two reverses to produce this small mintage, suggesting that coining was sporadic over the course of the year.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/20/2015

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 29
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 45
High Grade: 65


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1/23/2006 NGC XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2006 January Dallas, TX The Jules Reiver Collection Signature Auction #390, 390/Lot# 21047 $1,610.00
9/20/2007 NGC VF 25   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 179, 185/Lot# 5265 $747.50
9/6/2012 PCGS Genuine F   Heritage Auctions 2012 September 6-9 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(4), 1174/Lot# 7800 $384.23
7/11/2013 NGC Details VF Details  Heritage Auctions 2013 July 11 - 14 US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(5), 1187/Lot# 7610 $329.00
9/14/2014 NGC G 6   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131438/Lot# 27105 $235.00
1/29/2015 PCGS XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 29 - February 1 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(2), 1217/Lot# 3682 $1,116.25
3/27/2015 PCGS VF 35   Stack's Bowers March 2015 Baltimore, 6065/Lot# 5335 $998.75


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