1865-S 10C MS63

PCGS#: 4642

Owner's Comments

Mintage: 175,000
Obverse Dies: 3 Known

For 1865 San Francisco coinage, three obverse and reverse dies were used, one of the reverse dies being "left over" from 1861. These die produced five different obverse/reverse pairings.

In general, 1865-S dimes are typically seen with flat heads and a weak mintmark. This observation can be explained by the higher availability of Variety 101. Locating an example of Variety 101 with a full head could take years.

Finding AU or better 1865-S dimes in choice original condition could take years of searching. Most examples seen have been cleaned, though the grading services still certify some examples in this state of preservation.

Plate Coin: Fortin 101, White and Well Struck, Extremely Rare Full Head Example in a Condition Census Grade, Formerly Eliasberg Collection

Expert Comments

Diameter: 17.90 millimeters Designer: James Barton Longacre Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 175,000 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 8 R-9.6 5 / 67 11 / 122 TIE
65 or Better 1 R-10.0 1 / 67 TIE 1 / 122 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade  
2 MS64 PCGS grade  
3 MS63 PCGS grade  
3 MS63 PCGS grade  
5 MS62 estimated grade