Coins Certified as of 1/21

My Coin #03465069

1867 10C MS64

PCGS#: 4645

Owner's Comments

Mintage: 6,625
Obverse Dies: 3 Known

Three sets of dies were employed for 1867 Philadelphia coinage. Only one die pairing is known for business strikes (Variety 102). Business strikes are rare in all circulated grades. Mint State examples are considered to be very scarce and can be located with patience.

Plate Coin: Fortin 102, Ahwash 2, Light Brownish Gold Toning, Well Struck, Clashed Dies

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: The 1867 Dime is a rare date with a small mintage of only 6,000 pieces.  However, a sufficient number of Mint State examples were set aside to satisfy most collector demand at the top end.  A few dozen Mint State examples are known, most of which grade MS64.  A few, colorful, top-grade examples exist, including a pair of PCGS MS67s.  This date comes with a good to a strong strike.  Luster ranges from hard and chrome-like to frosty, with some examples showing a hybrid finish with die polishing lines interrupting a lustrous field.

Jerry Fortin has identified two die combinations for the circulation strikes, neither of which share an obverse or a reverse.  His first variety (Fortin 101) is much rarer than his Fortin-102, and suggest a 50% premium for the former.  For Proofs, Fortin identified a single die pair.

Diameter: 17.90 millimeters Designer: James Barton Longacre Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 6,000 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 400 R-6.2 23 / 67 TIE 40 / 122 TIE
60 or Better 75 R-8.2 30 / 67 TIE 60 / 122 TIE
65 or Better 15 R-9.3 31 / 67 TIE 67 / 122 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade
1 MS67 PCGS grade
3 MS66+ PCGS grade
3 MS66+ PCGS grade
5 MS66 PCGS grade