1862 10C (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Seated Dimes 1837-1891

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

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PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS #:
4635
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
17.90 millimeters
Weight:
2.48 grams
Mintage:
847,000
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 1,300 R-4.8 44 / 67 TIE 93 / 122 TIE
60 or Better 250 R-6.6 45 / 67 TIE 94 / 122 TIE
65 or Better 35 R-8.8 45 / 67 TIE 88 / 122 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 1,300
60 or Better 250
65 or Better 35
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.8
60 or Better R-6.6
65 or Better R-8.8
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 44 / 67 TIE
60 or Better 45 / 67 TIE
65 or Better 45 / 67 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 93 / 122 TIE
60 or Better 94 / 122 TIE
65 or Better 88 / 122 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade
1 MS67 PCGS grade
3 MS66+ PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2011:3299, $4,600 - Heritage 10/2011:3488, $4,312.50 - Jason Feldman Collection

3 MS66+ PCGS grade MS66+ PCGS grade
5 MS66 PCGS grade
5 MS66 PCGS grade
5 MS66 PCGS grade
5 MS66 PCGS grade
5 MS66 PCGS grade
5 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade
#3 MS66+ PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2011:3299, $4,600 - Heritage 10/2011:3488, $4,312.50 - Jason Feldman Collection

MS66+ PCGS grade #3 MS66+ PCGS grade
#5 MS66 PCGS grade
#5 MS66 PCGS grade
#5 MS66 PCGS grade
#5 MS66 PCGS grade
#5 MS66 PCGS grade
#5 MS66 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

In 1862, the production of Dimes at the Philadelphia Mint dropped by more than half. Nonetheless, the 1862 Dime is considered a common date, and it is one of the most affordable dates of the type. Mint State examples are plentiful, even in Gem condition (for example, the PCGS CoinFacts Condition Census starts at MS66).

The 1862 Dime is known for frosty luster. Many examples show striated planchets from die polishing (not to be confused with hairlines). Fully struck examples exist and they are the ideal, but be prepared to accept some soft strikes if necessary.

Researcher Gerry Fortin has identified ten different die varieties of this year, of which two die pairs were used to strike Proofs.