Obverse Dies: 1 Known
The second rarest San Francisco mint Seated dime above VF grade after the 1858-S date. Extremely rare in Mint State with few certified by the top grading services. A single die pair is known for the 1859 San Francisco coinage.
In the past three years, several certified AU examples have appeared at auction bringing strong monies well above Coin World's CoinValues. A lone example is known in PCGS MS65 grade and sold in excess of $50,000 at auction.
Plate Coin: Fortin 101, White and Lustrous With Faint Gray Toning Near the Rims, Bold Strike With No Signs of Reverse Roughness as is Typical for This Date
Superior 2/2003:1356, $92,000 - American Numismatic Rarities 8/2004:304, $75,900 - Stack's/Bowers 8/2011:7289, not sold
R.M. Smythe 11/2003:1105 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 10/2014:98263, $25,850