1890-S 10C MS64 Certification #11217703, PCGS #4705

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: Unattributed, Downward Sloping Date, Medium S, Even Light Gold Toning over Bold Luster
Diameter
17.90 millimeters
Designer
James Barton Longacre
Edge
Reeded
Mintage
1423076
Weight
2.50 grams
Metal Content
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Region
The United States of America
Pop Higher
17
Pop Lower
120
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

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

Condition Census

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