Obverse Dies: 1 Known
1862 San Francisco dimes are very similar in scarcity to 1861 San Francisco examples and are considered very rare (R7+) in Mint State.
Infrequently, 1862-S dime can be found with a rotated reverse. Three examples have surfaced over the past ten years or so.
Plate Coin: Fortin 101, Even Gold Toning With Peripheral Deeper Gray, Strictly Original With Bold Strike, Formerly in the Richmond, Waldo Bolen and Norweb Collections
The 1862-S Dime has a small mintage, a diminutive population in all grades, and a miniscule population in Mint State. Collectors in 1862 were perfectly satisfied to own a Dime from Philadelphia, and paid little attention to branch mint issues, thus most of the entire mintage of 1862-S Dimes was dumped into circulation and stayed there. Today, any Mint State 1862-S Dime is a rarity. The highlight for this date is a single PCGS MS-65 which, coincidentally, holds the record price an 1862-S Dime.
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