1859-S 10C (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Seated Dimes 1837-1891

PCGS MS62

PCGS MS62

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PCGS XF40

PCGS XF40

PCGS XF40

PCGS XF40

PCGS #:
4621
Designer:
Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
17.90 millimeters
Weight:
2.48 grams
Mintage:
60,000
Mint:
San Francisco
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

Die 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 200 R-7.0 1 / 34 TIE 5 / 122 TIE
60 or Better 2 R-9.9 1 / 34 2 / 122
65 or Better 1 R-10.0 1 / 34 TIE 1 / 122 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 200
60 or Better 2
65 or Better 1
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-7.0
60 or Better R-9.9
65 or Better R-10.0
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 1 / 34 TIE
60 or Better 1 / 34
65 or Better 1 / 34 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 5 / 122 TIE
60 or Better 2 / 122
65 or Better 1 / 122 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade

Superior 2/2003:1356, $92,000 - American Numismatic Rarities 8/2004:304, $75,900 - Stack's/Bowers 8/2011:7289, not sold

2 MS63 PCGS grade

R.M. Smythe 11/2003:1105 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 10/2014:98263, $25,850

3 MS62 PCGS grade

Bob Simpson Collection of Seated Dimes - Heritage 9/2010:3658, $25,300

4 AU58 PCGS grade
4 AU58 PCGS grade
4 AU58 estimated grade

American Numismatic Rarities 7/2005:995, $14,950 - Glode M. Requa Collection - American Numismatic Rarities 9/2006:260, $17,250

7 AU55 PCGS grade
7 AU55 PCGS grade
7 AU55 PCGS grade
7 AU55 PCGS grade
#1 MS65 PCGS grade

Superior 2/2003:1356, $92,000 - American Numismatic Rarities 8/2004:304, $75,900 - Stack's/Bowers 8/2011:7289, not sold

#2 MS63 PCGS grade

R.M. Smythe 11/2003:1105 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 10/2014:98263, $25,850

#3 MS62 PCGS grade

Bob Simpson Collection of Seated Dimes - Heritage 9/2010:3658, $25,300

#4 AU58 PCGS grade
#4 AU58 PCGS grade
#4 AU58 estimated grade

American Numismatic Rarities 7/2005:995, $14,950 - Glode M. Requa Collection - American Numismatic Rarities 9/2006:260, $17,250

#7 AU55 PCGS grade
#7 AU55 PCGS grade
#7 AU55 PCGS grade
#7 AU55 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The 1859-S Dime is one of the keys of the Seated Liberty Dime series. The 1859-S Dime has a mintage that is identical to that of the 1858-S Dime (60,000 coins), and both dates boast the smallest mintage of any of the U.S. Dimes from the 1850's. Both are nearly impossible to find in Mint State and the 1859-S is the more rare of the two dates by a small margin. The best example is a single PCGS MS65 which has sold at various times over the past dozen years in a range from $75,900 to $100,000. It is the finest example by a two full points.

Researcher Jerry Fortin identified only die variety for this year.