1867 10C MS64 Certification #03465069, PCGS #4645

Owner's Comments

Mintage: 6,625
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

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

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.

Diameter
17.90 millimeters
Designer
James Barton Longacre
Edge
Reeded
Mintage
6000
Weight
2.48 grams
Metal Content
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Region
The United States of America
Pop Higher
23
Pop Lower
50
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 75 R-8.2 30 / 67 TIE 60 / 122 TIE
60 or Better 15 R-9.3 31 / 67 TIE 67 / 122 TIE

Condition Census

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