1860-S 10C (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Seated Dimes 1837-1891

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65

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PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65

PCGS AU58

PCGS AU58

PCGS #:
4622
Designer:
Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
17.90 millimeters
Weight:
2.48 grams
Mintage:
140,000
Mint:
San Francisco
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
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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 400 R-6.2 12 / 34 TIE 40 / 122 TIE
60 or Better 25 R-9.0 12 / 34 TIE 27 / 122 TIE
65 or Better 4 R-9.8 13 / 34 TIE 28 / 122 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 400
60 or Better 25
65 or Better 4
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-6.2
60 or Better R-9.0
65 or Better R-9.8
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 12 / 34 TIE
60 or Better 12 / 34 TIE
65 or Better 13 / 34 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 40 / 122 TIE
60 or Better 27 / 122 TIE
65 or Better 28 / 122 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade

Bob R. Simpson Collection - Heritage 9/2010:3659, $40,250 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part III - Heritage 5/2015:98235, $37,600 - Tom Bender Collection

1 MS65 PCGS grade

Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 5/1996:1167, $5,500 - Sun Tzu Collection - Heritage 8/2017:3928, $28,200 - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 7/2018:272, $42,300 - D.L. Hansen Collection

1 MS65 estimated grade

Bowers & Merena 1/2005:358, $21,850 - Joseph C. Thomas Collection - Heritage 4/2009:2252, $14,950

4 MS64 PCGS grade
5 MS64 PCGS grade
6 MS63 PCGS grade
6 MS63 PCGS grade
6 MS63 PCGS grade
6 MS63 PCGS grade
#1 MS65 PCGS grade

Bob R. Simpson Collection - Heritage 9/2010:3659, $40,250 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part III - Heritage 5/2015:98235, $37,600 - Tom Bender Collection

#1 MS65 PCGS grade

Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 5/1996:1167, $5,500 - Sun Tzu Collection - Heritage 8/2017:3928, $28,200 - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 7/2018:272, $42,300 - D.L. Hansen Collection

#1 MS65 estimated grade

Bowers & Merena 1/2005:358, $21,850 - Joseph C. Thomas Collection - Heritage 4/2009:2252, $14,950

#4 MS64 PCGS grade
#5 MS64 PCGS grade
#6 MS63 PCGS grade
#6 MS63 PCGS grade
#6 MS63 PCGS grade
#6 MS63 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The 1860-S Dime is the last of the Stars Obverse Dimes. The other two 1860-dated Dimes (1860 and 1860-O) both have the new "legend" obverse. Considering some of the multi-million mintages that preceded it, the 1860-S comes in as a scarce date, with only 140,000 minted. The 1860-S Dime compares favorably with the 1861-S in terms of mintage and value, though more of the former have been graded by PCGS than the latter. In Mint State, the 1860-S Dime is quite scarce, appearing most frequently in MS62 and MS63. Gems are very rare, with only three PCGS MS65s at the top of the condition ladder. In general, this date is well struck, but because of its remote origins, often comes heavily bagmarked.