Owner's Comments

Mintage: 180,750
Obverse Dies: 1 Known

1862 San Francisco dimes are very similar in scarcity to 1861 San Francisco examples and are considered very rare (R7+) in Mint State.

Infrequently, 1862-S dime can be found with a rotated reverse. Three examples have surfaced over the past ten years or so.

Plate Coin: Fortin 101, Even Gold Toning With Peripheral Deeper Gray, Strictly Original With Bold Strike, Formerly in the Richmond, Waldo Bolen and Norweb Collections

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

The 1862-S Dime has a small mintage, a diminutive population in all grades, and a miniscule population in Mint State.  Collectors in 1862 were perfectly satisfied to own a Dime from Philadelphia, and paid little attention to branch mint issues, thus most of the entire mintage of 1862-S Dimes was dumped into circulation and stayed there.  Today, any Mint State 1862-S Dime is a rarity.  The highlight for this date is a single PCGS MS-65 which, coincidentally, holds the record price an 1862-S Dime.

17.90 millimeters
James Barton Longacre
2.48 grams
Metal Content
90% Silver, 10% Copper
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PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
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Rarity and Survival Estimates

65 or Better 250 R-6.6 4 / 67 TIE 11 / 122 TIE
All Grades 6 R-9.7 4 / 67 8 / 122 TIE
60 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 67 1 / 122

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS64 PCGS grade
1 MS64 PCGS grade
1 MS64 estimated grade
4 MS63 PCGS grade
4 MS63 estimated grade