1868-S 10C (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Seated Dimes 1837-1891

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65

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PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64

PCGS #:
4648
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
17.90 millimeters
Weight:
2.48 grams
Mintage:
260,000
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 30 R-8.9 16 / 67 TIE 35 / 122 TIE
65 or Better 2 R-9.9 6 / 67 TIE 18 / 122 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 250
60 or Better 30
65 or Better 2
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-6.6
60 or Better R-8.9
65 or Better R-9.9
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 4 / 67 TIE
60 or Better 16 / 67 TIE
65 or Better 6 / 67 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 11 / 122 TIE
60 or Better 35 / 122 TIE
65 or Better 18 / 122 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 estimated grade
1 MS66 estimated grade
6 MS65 PCGS grade

D.L. Hansen Collection

7 MS64 PCGS grade
7 MS64 PCGS grade
7 MS64 PCGS grade
7 MS64 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 estimated grade
#1 MS66 estimated grade
#6 MS65 PCGS grade

D.L. Hansen Collection

#7 MS64 PCGS grade
#7 MS64 PCGS grade
#7 MS64 PCGS grade
#7 MS64 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The 1868-S Dime is a moderately scarce date that can be found in most grades up to MS64, though Mint State grades are few. In Gem condition, this date becomes a true condition-rarity. One of the best surviving examples is the Eliasberg coin; another is the PCGS MS66 example from the Eugene Gardner collection. The strike is often soft, especially on the mintmark, partly because the San Francisco Mint used the dies until they were practically worn out.

Gerry Fortin identified only a single die pair for the entire mintage of this year, plus two separate die states for the variety.