Owner's Comments

Mintage: 1,423,076

Obverse Dies: 12 Known

For a relatively small mintage of 1,423,076 pieces, the 1890-S date presents a host of obverse and reverse dies and die pairings. To date, Twelve obverse dies and fifteen reverse dies have been identified. This research effort was facilitated by a large circulated hoard belonging to Larry Briggs. 1890 San Francisco dimes are fairly available in the lower circulated grades, but becomes very scarce in EF or better. The Small S is scarce overall, being rare in EF-AU and very rare in Mint State.

Plate Coin: Fortin 103, Double Die Obverse, Clear Medium S, Even Light Golden Rose Toning over Problem Free Surfaces, A Gem Example Consistent with Registry Set Quality Requirements
PCGS #
4705
Designer
James Barton Longacre
Edge
Reeded
Diameter
17.90 millimeters
Weight
2.50 grams
Mintage
1423076
Metal
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Pop Higher
3
Pop Lower
156
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 1000 R-5.0 36 / 67 TIE 76 / 122 TIE
All Grades 125 R-7.7 37 / 67 TIE 75 / 122 TIE
60 or Better 12 R-9.5 23 / 67 TIE 53 / 122 TIE
65 or Better 1000
All Grades 125
60 or Better 12
65 or Better R-5.0
All Grades R-7.7
60 or Better R-9.5
65 or Better 36 / 67 TIE
All Grades 37 / 67 TIE
60 or Better 23 / 67 TIE
65 or Better 76 / 122 TIE
All Grades 75 / 122 TIE
60 or Better 53 / 122 TIE

Condition Census Learn More

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS65 PCGS grade
2 MS65 PCGS grade
2 MS65 PCGS grade
2 MS65 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS65 PCGS grade
#2 MS65 PCGS grade
#2 MS65 PCGS grade
#2 MS65 PCGS grade