1865-S 10C (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Seated Dimes 1837-1891

PCGS MS64+

PCGS MS64+

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PCGS MS63

PCGS MS63

PCGS AU55

PCGS AU55

PCGS #:
4642
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
17.90 millimeters
Weight:
2.48 grams
Mintage:
175,000
Mint:
San Francisco
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 8 R-9.6 5 / 67 11 / 122 TIE
65 or Better 1 R-10.0 1 / 67 TIE 1 / 122 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 250
60 or Better 8
65 or Better 1
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-6.6
60 or Better R-9.6
65 or Better R-10.0
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 4 / 67 TIE
60 or Better 5 / 67
65 or Better 1 / 67 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 11 / 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 MS65 PCGS grade

RARCOA “Auction '86” 7/1986:565 - Lemus Collection - Stack's 10/2005:642 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 10/2014:98267, $41,125

2 MS64+ PCGS grade
3 MS64 PCGS grade

Northern Bay Collection - Stack's 3/2006:4290, $34,500 - Stack's 7/2009:399, $30,000 - Stack's/Bowers 8/2011:7290, $37,375

4 MS63 PCGS grade
4 MS63 PCGS grade
4 MS63 estimated grade

American Numismatic Rarities 11/2004:602 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part IV - Heritage 10/2015:98266 - Heritage 2/2016:3155, $16,450 - Heritage 1/2017:5580, $12,337.50

7 MS62 estimated grade
7 MS62 estimated grade
7 MS62 estimated grade
10 AU58 PCGS grade
#1 MS65 PCGS grade

RARCOA “Auction '86” 7/1986:565 - Lemus Collection - Stack's 10/2005:642 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 10/2014:98267, $41,125

#2 MS64+ PCGS grade
#3 MS64 PCGS grade

Northern Bay Collection - Stack's 3/2006:4290, $34,500 - Stack's 7/2009:399, $30,000 - Stack's/Bowers 8/2011:7290, $37,375

#4 MS63 PCGS grade
#4 MS63 PCGS grade
#4 MS63 estimated grade

American Numismatic Rarities 11/2004:602 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part IV - Heritage 10/2015:98266 - Heritage 2/2016:3155, $16,450 - Heritage 1/2017:5580, $12,337.50

#7 MS62 estimated grade
#7 MS62 estimated grade
#7 MS62 estimated grade
#10 AU58 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The 1865-S Dime is a relatively common date in low grade but it is a true condition-rarity above Very Fine and especially in Mint State. The reason for the dearth of Uncirculated examples is unknown, but it is typical for remote mints to have lower populations of high-grade coins. Mint State examples rarely appear on the market and they are always warmly welcomed when they do. The finest example of which we are aware is a single PCGS MS65+.

Seated Liberty Dime expert, Gerry Fortin, has identified five different die combinations for this year, all of which are Rarity 4 or higher.