1863-S 10C MS64

CERTIFICATION#: 21861241
PCGS#: 4638

Owner's Comments

Mintage: 157,500
Obverse Dies: 1 Known

Strike weakness is common for 1863 San Francisco coinage. Examples are often seen with a flat head and weakness in the letters (OF AME)RICA. Reverse weakness will be found on the bow knot and lower wreath. Only one die pair is known.

Scarce in all circulated grades and becomes difficult in problem free EF-AU. Another San Francisco mint date that is rare in Mint State.

Plate Coin: Fortin 101, A Silky, Satiny Specimen With Intense Cartwheel Luster. Faint Sky Blue, Gold and Rose Toning, Well Struck Throughout. Formerly in the Frog Run, Lovejoy and Reed Hawn Collections

Expert Comments

Diameter: 17.90 millimeters Designer: James Barton Longacre Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 157,500 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 20 R-9.1 9 / 67 TIE 23 / 122 TIE
65 or Better 3 R-9.8 12 / 67 TIE 28 / 122 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PCGS MS65  
1 PCGS MS65  
3 MS65 estimated grade  
4 PCGS MS64  
4 PCGS MS64