1868 10C MS65

CERTIFICATION#: 60118960
PCGS#: 4647

Owner's Comments

Mintage: 464,600
Obverse Dies: 12 Known

The 1868 Philadelphia date has been full of surprises. The twelve known obverse dies are extremely high given a moderate mintage of 464,600 pieces. It could be speculated that the Philadelphia mint planned to significantly increase Seated dime production in 1868 after the low mintage years of 1863 through 1867. Many die pairs were produced but saw limited usage as evidenced by the striking quality of 1868 dimes and the complete lack of late die state or cracked dies.

Plate Coin: Fortin 112, Wonderful Gem Example, Hints of Obverse Toning, Reverse Untoned

Expert Comments

Diameter: 17.90 millimeters Designer: James Barton Longacre Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 464,000 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 300 R-6.4 15 / 67 TIE 24 / 122 TIE
60 or Better 40 R-8.7 19 / 67 TIE 40 / 122 TIE
65 or Better 4 R-9.8 12 / 67 TIE 28 / 122 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PCGS MS66  
2 PCGS MS65  
2 PCGS MS65  
2 PCGS MS65  
5 Multiple (2) MS65 estimated grades