1859 10C (Proof)

Series: Liberty Seated Dimes 1837-1891

PCGS PR67

PCGS PR67

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PCGS PR66+

PCGS PR66+

PCGS PR66+

PCGS PR66+

PCGS #:
4748
Designer:
Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
17.90 millimeters
Weight:
2.48 grams
Mintage:
800
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
Current Auctions - NGC Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - PCGS Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

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
Survival Estimate
All Grades 400
60 or Better 360
65 or Better 75
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-6.2
60 or Better R-6.2
65 or Better R-8.2
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 16 / 18
60 or Better 16 / 18
65 or Better 15 / 18
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 23 / 58 TIE
60 or Better 23 / 58 TIE
65 or Better 41 / 58 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

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

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

3 PR66+ PCGS grade  
	PR66+ PCGS grade

Coinbert Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

5 PR66 PCGS grade
5 PR66 PCGS grade
5 PR66 PCGS grade
5 PR66 PCGS grade
5 PR66 PCGS grade
5 PR66 PCGS grade
#1 PR67 PCGS grade
#1 PR67 estimated grade
PR66+ PCGS grade #3 PR66+ PCGS grade

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

 
	PR66+ PCGS grade 
#3 PR66+ PCGS grade

Coinbert Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

#5 PR66 PCGS grade
#5 PR66 PCGS grade
#5 PR66 PCGS grade
#5 PR66 PCGS grade
#5 PR66 PCGS grade
#5 PR66 PCGS grade
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.