Owner's Comments

Mintage: 1,540,000
Obverse Dies: 10 Known

Variety collectors will be limited to date position variations for 1858 dimes. Most dates slope downward, making the task of obverse die attribution difficult. 1858 dimes with die cracks are scarce since the limited mintage of 1,540,000 pieces appears to have been evenly produced across the nine business strike obverse dies.

Plate Coin: Fortin 110, An Incredible Dime With Superior Eye Appeal Beyond Its MS63 Assigned Grade

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

The 1858 Dime is a relatively common coin thanks to a large mintage and a healthy population of survivors (many in high grades). MS63 and MS64 examples are plentiful.  Like most Seated Liberty Dimes of the 1850's, this date is very rare in MS66.

Diameter
17.90 millimeters
Designer
Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht
Edge
Reeded
Mintage
1540000
Weight
2.48 grams
Metal Content
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Region
The United States of America
Pop Higher
52
Pop Lower
136
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 1000 R-5.0 27 / 34 TIE 76 / 122 TIE
All Grades 150 R-7.5 28 / 34 80 / 122 TIE
60 or Better 12 R-9.5 22 / 34 TIE 53 / 122 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade
1 MS67 PCGS grade
1 MS67 estimated grade
4 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade
4 MS66 PCGS grade