1858-S 10C (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Seated Dimes 1837-1891

PCGS MS63

PCGS MS63

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PCGS AU53

PCGS AU53

PCGS XF45

PCGS XF45

PCGS #:
4618
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

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 350 R-6.3 11 / 34 37 / 122 TIE
60 or Better 8 R-9.6 5 / 34 11 / 122 TIE
65 or Better 1 R-10.0 1 / 34 TIE 1 / 122 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 350
60 or Better 8
65 or Better 1
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-6.3
60 or Better R-9.6
65 or Better R-10.0
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 11 / 34
60 or Better 5 / 34
65 or Better 1 / 34 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 37 / 122 TIE
60 or Better 11 / 122 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 122 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade

Stellar Collection - Stack’s/Bowers, sold privately in 12/2012 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30258, $88,125

2 MS64 estimated grade

Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 5/1996:1162, $10,780

3 MS63 PCGS grade

Heritage 4/2013:4185, $18,800

3 MS63 PCGS grade
5 MS62 PCGS grade
5 MS62 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade

Stellar Collection - Stack’s/Bowers, sold privately in 12/2012 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30258, $88,125

#2 MS64 estimated grade

Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 5/1996:1162, $10,780

#3 MS63 PCGS grade

Heritage 4/2013:4185, $18,800

#3 MS63 PCGS grade
#5 MS62 PCGS grade
#5 MS62 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The 1858-S Dime is a great date in a series full of rarities. The 1858-S Dime has a mintage that is identical to that of the 1859-S Dime (60,000 coins), and both dates boast the smallest mintage of any of the U.S. Dimes from the 1850's. Even in low grade, the 1858-S Dime is a recognized rarity, but in Mint State, it is virtually impossible to find one, let alone a nice one. The runaway star for this date is the PCGS MS66, formerly of the Eugene Gardner Collection and the price-record holder of $88,125. A strong candidate for second best is the Eliasberg example, graded MS64 in 1996, but not seen since then (to the best of our knowledge).

Researcher Jerry Fortin identified three different die varieties for the 1858-S Dime, which is a surprisingly large number for such a small mintage. According to Fortin, the three varieties are of roughly equal rarity.