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Coins Certified as of 5/26

My Coin #-51140

1859 10C PR65

CERTIFICATION#: -51140
PCGS#: 4748

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Ex. Egolf; Stacks (1961) Sold by David Akers Numsimatics, Oct '97.

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: In 1859, collectors in the general public embraced their ability to purchase coins directly from the U.S. Mint.  In so doing, they hit every denomination hard, ordering a then-record number of Proof coins of all denominations...even Proof gold.  The Phildelphia Mint produced 800 Proof Dimes in 1859 and presumably sold most or all of them.  Today, numerous examples survive in a wide range of grades and formats.  Brilliant Proofs are the most plentiful format.  Cameo Proofs represent approximately 20-25% of the total population of all Proof 1859 Dimes.  Deep Cameo Proofs are exceedingly rare. 

Most Proof 1859 Dimes grade out at PR64.  Gem examples above PR65 are quite scarce and anything above PR66 is a major rarity.

Diameter: 17.90 millimeters Designer: Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 800 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 16 / 18 23 / 58 TIE
60 or Better 360 R-6.2 16 / 18 23 / 58 TIE
65 or Better 75 R-8.2 15 / 18 41 / 58 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR67 PCGS grade
1 PR67 estimated grade  
3 PR66+ PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2014:3999, $7343.75 - Heritage 1/2015:3828, $4,230

4 PR66 PCGS grade
4 PR66 PCGS grade