1869 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 #:
4649
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
17.90 millimeters
Weight:
2.48 grams
Mintage:
256,000
Mint:
Philadelphia
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 250 R-6.6 4 / 67 TIE 11 / 122 TIE
60 or Better 40 R-8.7 19 / 67 TIE 40 / 122 TIE
65 or Better 10 R-9.5 23 / 67 TIE 53 / 122 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 250
60 or Better 40
65 or Better 10
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-6.6
60 or Better R-8.7
65 or Better R-9.5
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 4 / 67 TIE
60 or Better 19 / 67 TIE
65 or Better 23 / 67 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 11 / 122 TIE
60 or Better 40 / 122 TIE
65 or Better 53 / 122 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade

Heritage 8/2006:875, $6,325

1 MS67 PCGS grade

RARCOA, sold privately in 3/2001 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 5/2015:98242, $7,637.50

1 MS67 PCGS grade
1 MS67 PCGS grade
1 MS67 PCGS estimated grade
6 MS66+ PCGS grade MS66+ PCGS grade

Heritage 4/2012:3784, $5,462.50 - Eugene Gardner Collection, Part IV - Heritage 10/2015:98270, $5,875

7 MS66 PCGS grade

Bob R. Simpson Collection Collection of Seated Dimes - Heritage 9/2010:3674, $5,175

7 MS66 PCGS grade
7 MS66 PCGS grade
7 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade

Heritage 8/2006:875, $6,325

#1 MS67 PCGS grade

RARCOA, sold privately in 3/2001 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 5/2015:98242, $7,637.50

#1 MS67 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS estimated grade
MS66+ PCGS grade #6 MS66+ PCGS grade

Heritage 4/2012:3784, $5,462.50 - Eugene Gardner Collection, Part IV - Heritage 10/2015:98270, $5,875

#7 MS66 PCGS grade

Bob R. Simpson Collection Collection of Seated Dimes - Heritage 9/2010:3674, $5,175

#7 MS66 PCGS grade
#7 MS66 PCGS grade
#7 MS66 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The 1869 Dime is slightly scarce, thanks to a smaller mintage of 256,000 coins. A couple dozen Mint State examples are spread out rather evenly across a spectrum of grades ranging from MS63 up to (and including) MS67. Most examples are very well struck.

Researcher Gerry Fortin has identified seven die pairs used to strike 1869 Dimes. Three of the die pairs were used to strike both Proofs and coins for circulation, leading to some deceptive early strikes among the Mint State coins. The Mint State versions are decidedly more rare than their Proof counterparts, thus certification is recommended.