1867 10C MS64 Certification #03465069, PCGS #4645
Obverse Dies: 3 Known
Three sets of dies were employed for 1867 Philadelphia coinage. Only one die pairing is known for business strikes (Variety 102). Business strikes are rare in all circulated grades. Mint State examples are considered to be very scarce and can be located with patience.
Plate Coin: Fortin 102, Ahwash 2, Light Brownish Gold Toning, Well Struck, Clashed Dies
The 1867 Dime is a rare date with a small mintage of only 6,000 pieces. However, a sufficient number of Mint State examples were set aside to satisfy most collector demand at the top end. A few dozen Mint State examples are known, most of which grade MS64. A few, colorful, top-grade examples exist, including a pair of PCGS MS67s. This date comes with a good to a strong strike. Luster ranges from hard and chrome-like to frosty, with some examples showing a hybrid finish with die polishing lines interrupting a lustrous field.
Jerry Fortin has identified two die combinations for the circulation strikes, neither of which share an obverse or a reverse. His first variety (Fortin 101) is much rarer than his Fortin-102, and suggest a 50% premium for the former. For Proofs, Fortin identified a single die pair.