Coins Certified as of 10/25

My Coin #30032526

1867-S 10C MS64

PCGS#: 4646

Owner's Comments

Mintage: 140,000
Obverse Dies: 2 Known

Two obverse dies and one reverse die are known for 1867 San Francisco coinage. All 1867 San Francisco dime come with a strong mintmark, even in the lower circulated grades. Variety 101 is typically found with weakness at Liberty's head and on the bow knot. Well struck examples of Variety 102 can be located.

Plate Coin: Fortin 102, Ahwash 2, Fully Struck With Wonderful Subtle Luster and Light Gold Toning, A Strictly Original Example

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: The mintage of the 1867-S Dime is slightly larger than that of the 1866-S, and their prices track almost identically up to EF, but beyond that the 1866-S becomes the more valuable of the two.  This is surprising because the number of Mint State examples of each is almost the same, and they both top out at the same grade -- MS65.  

The entire mintage of the 1867-S Dime came from two different die pairs, according to Liberty Seated Dime expert, Gerry Fortin.  Both varieties appear to be of similar rarity, thus the die life appears to be approximately 70,000 coins for eacg oibverse -- not a bad output.  Both varieties share the same reverse, making it the real workhorse with an output of 140,000 coins.

Diameter: 17.90 millimeters Designer: James Barton Longacre Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 140,000 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 18 R-9.2 8 / 67 21 / 122 TIE
65 or Better 2 R-9.9 6 / 67 TIE 18 / 122 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade   American Numismatic Rarities 8/2006:322, $29,900
2 MS65 PCGS grade  
2 MS65 PCGS grade  
4 MS65 estimated grade  
5 MS64 PCGS grade