1859-S 10C AU55

PCGS#: 4621

Owner's Comments

Mintage: 60,000
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

Expert Comments

Diameter: 17.90 millimeters Designer: Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 60,000 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 200 R-7.0 1 / 34 TIE 5 / 122 TIE
60 or Better 2 R-9.9 1 / 34 2 / 122
65 or Better 1 R-10.0 1 / 34 TIE 1 / 122 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade  

Superior 2/2003:1356, $92,000

2 MS63 PCGS grade  
3 MS62 PCGS grade
4 AU58 PCGS grade  
4 AU58 PCGS grade