1866-S 10C (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Seated Dimes 1837-1891

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS62

PCGS MS62

PCGS #:
4644
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
17.90 millimeters
Weight:
2.48 grams
Mintage:
135,000
Mint:
San Francisco
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 250 R-6.6 4 / 67 TIE 11 / 122 TIE
60 or Better 20 R-9.1 9 / 67 TIE 23 / 122 TIE
65 or Better 1 R-10.0 1 / 67 TIE 1 / 122 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 250
60 or Better 20
65 or Better 1
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-6.6
60 or Better R-9.1
65 or Better R-10.0
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 4 / 67 TIE
60 or Better 9 / 67 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 67 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 11 / 122 TIE
60 or Better 23 / 122 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 122 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade  
	PCGS #4644 (MS) 65

Tom Bender Collection

1 MS65 PCGS grade
1 MS65 estimated grade
4 MS64 PCGS grade
4 MS64 PCGS grade
4 MS64 estimated grade
4 MS64 estimated grade
8 MS63 PCGS grade
8 MS63 PCGS grade
8 MS63 estimated grade
8 MS63 estimated grade
 
	PCGS #4644 (MS) 65 
#1 MS65 PCGS grade

Tom Bender Collection

#1 MS65 PCGS grade
#1 MS65 estimated grade
#4 MS64 PCGS grade
#4 MS64 PCGS grade
#4 MS64 estimated grade
#4 MS64 estimated grade
#8 MS63 PCGS grade
#8 MS63 PCGS grade
#8 MS63 estimated grade
#8 MS63 estimated grade
Ron Guth:

The 1866-S Dime is a low-mintage date relative to other series, but the mintage is typical of S-Mint Dimes from the early to mid-1860s, and a very high mintage compared to the 1866-P (135,000 to 8,000, respectively). Based on the mintages alone, price guides have always presented a higher value for the lower mintage 166-P. However, the advent of Population Reports, after a 25+ year record of coin grading, show that the 1866-S is actually scarcer than the 1866-P in Mint State. In addition, the highest-graded 1866-S Dimes are two points less than the highest-graded 1866-P. For the 1866-S Dime, the best examples available to collectors are a pair of MS-65s, one of which is illustrated above.

Some examples show a wavy, vertical crack that nearly bisects the obverse.