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: $1.30 (4/30/2016)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1859 S 10C MS obverse 1859 S 10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Just a single pair of dies was used to produce this small mintage. The 1859 S dime is very scarce in all grades, with pieces grading VF and higher being genuinely rare. Gerry Fortin rates it second only to 1858 S in rarity within the higher grades. This fact is not recognized in some popular price guides, which give 1859 S an edge over the previous year's entry.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/20/2015

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1859 S 10C MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 21
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: VF
High Grade: 62


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10/17/2012 PCGS VF 30   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 1345 $1,040.75
8/18/2013 PCGS VF 25   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 765, 774/Lot# 28 $1,028.00
6/1/2014 NGC   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/01/2014, 198/Lot# 188038 $1,430.00
11/6/2014 PCGS Genuine VF   Heritage Auctions 2014 November 6 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Beverly Hills Session(5), 1211/Lot# 7494 $411.25
1/25/2015 PCGS Genuine F   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131505/Lot# 22132 $199.75
2/26/2015 PCGS G 6   Heritage Auctions 2015 February 26 - March 1 PNG Dallas Invitational US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1218/Lot# 7241 $446.50
7/26/2015 NGC Details VG Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131531/Lot# 21430 $158.63


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