Coins Certified as of 1/18

My Coin #04363344

1886-S 10C MS65

PCGS#: 4697

Owner's Comments

Mintage: 206,524
Obverse Dies: 2 Known

1886 San Francisco coinage is scarce in circulated grades, becoming rare in Mint State. It is slightly more difficult to locate in circulated grades than 1884 San Francisco examples.

One of the two obverse dies is rarely seen and should bring a substantial premium would located. This rare 1886-S variety has a level date that is positioned further right than the commonly seen 1886-S obverse.

Plate Coin: Fortin 101, Fully lustrous, toned with variegated deep rose and steel-blues that are lighter on the reverse, sharply struck throughout.

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: The 1886-S Dime has a relatively small mintage and low survival rate, making it the third or fourth most important Dime of the 1875-1891 period.  The 1886-S Dime tracks the 1884-S Dime (another low date) in terms of overall rarity.  For instance, in Mint State, the populations of each are very close, but the 1886-S trends toward higher grades.  In fact, the PCGS CoinFacts Condition Census starts at MS66 and tops out at MS68, which is exceptionally high for a Dime from this era.

Diameter: 17.90 millimeters Designer: James Barton Longacre Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 206,524 Weight: 2.50 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 350 R-6.3 22 / 67 37 / 122 TIE
60 or Better 50 R-8.5 22 / 67 TIE 46 / 122 TIE
65 or Better 20 R-9.1 37 / 67 TIE 74 / 122 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade  

Superior 7/2003:1009 - American Numismatic Rarities 7/2004:42, $21,850

1 MS68 PCGS grade  
3 MS67 PCGS grade

Heritage 6/2013:4428, $6,462.50 - Heritage 4/2015:3871, $5,405

3 MS67 PCGS grade

Heritage 10/2001:6014 - Heritage 2/2002:5711 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part II - Heritage 10/2014:98282, $8,812.50

3 MS67 PCGS grade

Bob R. Simpson Collection