1863 10C MS63 Certification #27588174, PCGS #4637

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

The 1863 Dime had a mintage of only 14,000 coins, the smallest Dime mintage since 1804!  As a result, this date is extremely popular with collectors and it can be very difficult to locate a nice, problem-free example.  Fortunately, a small number of Mint State examples exist, including some nice Gems.  In fact, the PCGS coinFacts Condition Census begins at MS65, then tops out at MS66+.  NGC has certified two MS67 examples.

Gerry Fortin identified only one die pair for this year.  What's interesting is that the same dies were used to make both Proofs and circulation strikes.

PCGS #
4637
Designer
James Barton Longacre
Edge
Reeded
Diameter
17.90 millimeters
Weight
2.48 grams
Mintage
14000
Metal
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Pop Higher
22
Pop Lower
47
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 300 R-6.4 15 / 67 TIE 24 / 122 TIE
All Grades 55 R-8.4 27 / 67 TIE 54 / 122 TIE
60 or Better 10 R-9.5 23 / 67 TIE 53 / 122 TIE
65 or Better 300
All Grades 55
60 or Better 10
65 or Better R-6.4
All Grades R-8.4
60 or Better R-9.5
65 or Better 15 / 67 TIE
All Grades 27 / 67 TIE
60 or Better 23 / 67 TIE
65 or Better 24 / 122 TIE
All Grades 54 / 122 TIE
60 or Better 53 / 122 TIE

Condition Census Learn More

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

American Numismatic Rarities 3/2005:1608, $7,475

2 MS66 estimated grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade

American Numismatic Rarities 12/2003:618, $6,900 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 5/2015:98238, $5,170

MS66+ PCGS grade #1 MS66+ PCGS grade
MS66 PCGS grade #2 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 estimated grade

American Numismatic Rarities 3/2005:1608, $7,475

#2 MS66 estimated grade
#2 MS66 PCGS grade

American Numismatic Rarities 12/2003:618, $6,900 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 5/2015:98238, $5,170