Owner's Comments

Mintage: 5,580,000
Obverse Dies: 16 Known

A common date in all grades, sixteen separate obverse dies being documented, though more obverse dies will be identified in the future.

Plate Coin: Fortin 116, A Well Struck and Lustrous Antebellum Gem that Exhibits Russet and Tan Patina at the Periphery.

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

Thanks to a large mintage, the 1857 Dime is a common coin in most grades. In fact, apart from the 1853 With Arrows Dime, the 1857 has the largest total population (per the PCGS Pop Report) of any Dime of the 1850's.  Mint State examples are plentiful, and there are plenty of MS63's and MS64's to go around.  Gems start to become scarce; in MS66 and better grades, the 1857 Dime is very hard to find.  The highest level for this date is MS67.

Jerry Fortin has identified fifteen die varieties for this year.

PCGS #
4614
Designer
Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht
Edge
Reeded
Diameter
17.90 millimeters
Weight
2.48 grams
Mintage
5580000
Metal
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Pop Higher
11
Pop Lower
358
Region
The United States of America
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades
65 or Better 2000 R-4.6 34 / 34 100 / 122 TIE
All Grades 300 R-6.4 34 / 34 100 / 122 TIE
60 or Better 25 R-9.0 25 / 34 TIE 78 / 122 TIE
65 or Better 2000
All Grades 300
60 or Better 25
65 or Better R-4.6
All Grades R-6.4
60 or Better R-9.0
65 or Better 34 / 34
All Grades 34 / 34
60 or Better 25 / 34 TIE
65 or Better 100 / 122 TIE
All Grades 100 / 122 TIE
60 or Better 78 / 122 TIE

Condition Census Learn More

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS66+ PCGS grade MS66+ PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2014:3976, $5,875 - Tom Bender Collection

2 MS66+ PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 10/2014:4691 (attributed as Fortin-104), $3,290 - Heritage 10/2015:4087 (attributed as Fortin-108), $2,079.75 - Heritage 1/2016:3736 (attributed as Fortin-108), $2,585

3 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade

Legend Rare Coin Auctions 12/2016:166, $3,995

#1 MS67 PCGS grade
MS66+ PCGS grade #2 MS66+ PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2014:3976, $5,875 - Tom Bender Collection

#2 MS66+ PCGS grade
MS66 PCGS grade #3 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 10/2014:4691 (attributed as Fortin-104), $3,290 - Heritage 10/2015:4087 (attributed as Fortin-108), $2,079.75 - Heritage 1/2016:3736 (attributed as Fortin-108), $2,585

MS66 PCGS grade #3 MS66 PCGS grade

Legend Rare Coin Auctions 12/2016:166, $3,995