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Coins Certified as of 8/25

My Coin #-38779

1859-O 10C MS64

CERTIFICATION#: -38779
PCGS#: 4620

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Sold by B. Max Mehl Jun '41 price realized $4.2

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: The 1859-O Dime is a relatively common coin that can be found with ease in most grades, up to (and including) MS66.  This is a marked, upward shift from previous years and the increased surival rate of quality coins may be the result of a rise in the popularity of coin collecting in America.  This is reflected in the existence of an NGC MS68 which represents the single finest example known of this date.

Researcher Jerry Fortin has identified five different die varieties for this date, all of identical rarity.  Mintmarks come in either Medium or Large sizes.

Diameter: 17.90 millimeters Designer: Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 480,000 Weight: 2.48 grams Metal Content: 90% Silver, 10% Copper
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Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 1,000 R-5.0 27 / 34 TIE 76 / 122 TIE
60 or Better 160 R-7.4 29 / 34 83 / 122
65 or Better 25 R-9.0 25 / 34 TIE 78 / 122 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PCGS MS67  
1 PCGS MS67  
3 MS67 estimated grade  
4 Multiple (11) PCGS MS66s