1858-S 10C AU55

CERTIFICATION#: 60144593
PCGS#: 4618

Owner's Comments

Mintage: 60,000
Obverse Dies: 3 Known

1858 San Francisco dimes are very scarce in any grade. In grades of VF or better, 1858-S dimes are more difficult to locate than either the 1856 or 1859 San Francisco dates. Extremely rare in Mint State as few examples are known.

Three obverse dies were paired with two reverses dies.

Plate Coin: Fortin 101, Choice About Uncirculated Example With Medium Gold/Brown Toning, Original and Problem Free, Formerly in Tim Cook Collection

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 350 R-6.3 11 / 34 37 / 122 TIE
60 or Better 8 R-9.6 5 / 34 11 / 122 TIE
65 or Better 1 R-10.0 1 / 34 TIE 1 / 122 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade  

Stellar Collection - Stack’s/Bowers, sold privately in 12/2012 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30258, $88,125

2 MS64 estimated grade  

Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 5/1996:1162, $10,780

3 MS63 PCGS grade

Heritage 4/2013:4185, $18,800

3 MS63 PCGS grade  
5 MS62 PCGS grade