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Coins Certified as of 12/8

My Coin #-22085

1865 10C MS67+

CERTIFICATION#: -22085
PCGS#: 4641

Owner's Comments

PCGS grade. Sold by Bowers & Merena May '96 price realized $5,500.Lot #1179. Image courtesy of Heritage Numismatic Auctions. Pedigreed 3/26/15.

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: In keeping wth the two previous years, employees at the Philadelphia Mint produced hardly any Dimes at all -- in fact, it probably took as much time to make the 500 Proofs of this year as it did to make the short run of 10,000 circulation strikes.  Fortunately, by 1865 the number of collectors in America was large enough that sufficient Mint State examples were socked away to satisfy the demands of collectors a century or more later, though such coins are not inexpensive by any means.  Nonetheless, like the 1863, 1864, 1866, and 1867 Dimes, the 1865 seems like a tremendous value when compared to regular type coins of the period.

Seated Dime researcher Gerry Fortin identified two die pairs for this year: one used solely for Proof coins; and the other only for circulation strikes.

 

Diameter: 17.90 millimeters Designer: James Barton Longacre Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 10,000 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 10 R-9.5 23 / 67 TIE 53 / 122 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67+ PCGS grade
1 MS67+ PCGS grade  
3 MS67 PCGS grade  
3 MS67 PCGS grade  

Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 5/22/1996:1179, $5,500 - Heritage 10/2001:5974 - Legend Numismatics, sold privately in 10/2001 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 10/2014:98266, $14,687.50

3 MS67 PCGS grade