1890-S 10C MS65

PCGS#: 4705

Owner's Comments

Mintage: 1,423,076

Obverse Dies: 12 Known

For a relatively small mintage of 1,423,076 pieces, the 1890-S date presents a host of obverse and reverse dies and die pairings. To date, Twelve obverse dies and fifteen reverse dies have been identified. This research effort was facilitated by a large circulated hoard belonging to Larry Briggs. 1890 San Francisco dimes are fairly available in the lower circulated grades, but becomes very scarce in EF or better. The Small S is scarce overall, being rare in EF-AU and very rare in Mint State.

Plate Coin: Fortin 103, Double Die Obverse, Clear Medium S, Even Light Golden Rose Toning over Problem Free Surfaces, A Gem Example Consistent with Registry Set Quality Requirements

Expert Comments

Diameter: 17.90 millimeters Designer: James Barton Longacre Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 1,423,076 Weight: 2.50 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 1,000 R-5.0 36 / 67 TIE 76 / 122 TIE
60 or Better 125 R-7.7 37 / 67 TIE 75 / 122 TIE
65 or Better 12 R-9.5 23 / 67 TIE 53 / 122 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
2 MS65 PCGS grade  
2 MS65 PCGS grade  
2 MS65 PCGS grade  
2 MS65 PCGS grade