1872-S 10C (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Seated Dimes 1837-1891

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS63

PCGS MS63

PCGS MS62

PCGS MS62

PCGS #:
4658
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
17.90 millimeters
Weight:
2.48 grams
Mintage:
190,000
Mint:
San Francisco
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

Die Varieties

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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 25 R-9.0 13 / 67 TIE 27 / 122 TIE
65 or Better 2 R-9.9 6 / 67 TIE 18 / 122 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 250
60 or Better 25
65 or Better 2
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-6.6
60 or Better R-9.0
65 or Better R-9.9
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 4 / 67 TIE
60 or Better 13 / 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 27 / 122 TIE
65 or Better 18 / 122 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade

Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 5/1996:1196, $7,700 - Heritage 10/2001:5986 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 5/2015:98246, $28,200

1 MS65 PCGS grade

Bob Simpson Collection of Seated Dimes - Heritage 9/2010:3683, $34,500

3 MS64 PCGS grade
3 MS64 PCGS grade
3 MS64 PCGS grade
3 MS64 PCGS grade
3 MS64 PCGS grade
3 MS64 PCGS grade
9 MS63 PCGS grade
10 MS62 PCGS grade
#1 MS65 PCGS grade

Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 5/1996:1196, $7,700 - Heritage 10/2001:5986 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 5/2015:98246, $28,200

#1 MS65 PCGS grade

Bob Simpson Collection of Seated Dimes - Heritage 9/2010:3683, $34,500

#3 MS64 PCGS grade
#3 MS64 PCGS grade
#3 MS64 PCGS grade
#3 MS64 PCGS grade
#3 MS64 PCGS grade
#3 MS64 PCGS grade
#9 MS63 PCGS grade
#10 MS62 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

In 1872, employees at the San Fancisco Mint made 190,000 Dimes. All were struck by the same pair of dies, thus there is only one variety known for the year. Based on population and census reports, approximately two dozen Mint State examples are known, mostly in grades from MS63 to MS64. Gems are extremely rare and include only two at the PCGS MS65 level (one from the Eliasberg and Gardner collections, and one in the Simpson collection).

Most examples of this date are well-struck. If any weakness occurs, it is in the area left of the knot at the base of the wreath.

The price record for this date is $34,500.