1890-S 10C MS63 Certification #09104558, 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: Fortin 111, Level Date, Medium S, Even Medium Gray With Blue Highlights, Well Struck
17.90 millimeters
James Barton Longacre
2.50 grams
Metal Content
90% Silver, 10% Copper
The United States of America
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Rarity and Survival Estimates

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