1866 10C MS64 Certification #21525447, PCGS #4643

Owner's Comments

Mintage: 8,725
Obverse Dies: 2 Known

Two pairs of dies used for 1866 Philadelphia coinage. Both pairs of dies produced proof strikes while only one pair was employed for business strikes. Rare as a business strike in circulated grades and Mint State.

Plate Coin: Fortin 102a, Well Struck, Attractive Light Gray Patina, With Blue, Violet and Gold Highlights

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

The 1866 Dime is part of the Seated Liberty Dime series issued between 1837 and 1891, inclusive.  Most of the production efforts at the Philadelphia Mint in 1866 focused on the minor (base metal) coins, including the Three Cents and Five Cents made of Nickel.  Thus, the mintage of the 1866 Dime is very low: a mere 8,000 circulation strikes and only 725 Proofs.  Uncirculated examples are scarce, with MS-63 and MS-64 being the grades most often encountered.

Diameter
17.90 millimeters
Designer
James Barton Longacre
Edge
Reeded
Mintage
8000
Weight
2.48 grams
Metal Content
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Region
The United States of America
Pop Higher
13
Pop Lower
72
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 400 R-6.2 23 / 67 TIE 40 / 122 TIE
All Grades 50 R-8.5 22 / 67 TIE 46 / 122 TIE
60 or Better 8 R-9.6 19 / 67 TIE 45 / 122 TIE

Condition Census

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