1859-O 10C (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Seated Dimes 1837-1891

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

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PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS #:
4620
Designer:
Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
17.90 millimeters
Weight:
2.48 grams
Mintage:
480,000
Mint:
New Orleans
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

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

Condition Census What Is This?

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