Coins Certified as of 1/19

My Coin #22070079

1862-S 10C MS63

PCGS#: 4636

Owner's Comments

Mintage: 180,750
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

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: 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.

Diameter: 17.90 millimeters Designer: James Barton Longacre Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 180,750 Weight: 2.48 grams Metal Content: 90% Silver, 10% Copper

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 250 R-6.6 4 / 67 TIE 11 / 122 TIE
60 or Better 6 R-9.7 4 / 67 8 / 122 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 67 1 / 122

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS64 PCGS grade  
1 MS64 PCGS grade  
1 MS64 estimated grade  
4 MS63 PCGS grade  
4 MS63 estimated grade