1859 10C, CAM PR65CAM Certification #36833928, PCGS #84748

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

In 1859, collectors in the general public embraced their ability to purchase coins directly from the U.S. Mint.  In so doing, they hit every denomination hard, ordering a then-record number of Proof coins of all denominations...even Proof gold.  The Phildelphia Mint produced 800 Proof Dimes in 1859 and presumably sold most or all of them.  Today, numerous examples survive in a wide range of grades and formats.  Brilliant Proofs are the most plentiful format.  Cameo Proofs represent approximately 20-25% of the total population of all Proof 1859 Dimes.  Deep Cameo Proofs are exceedingly rare. 

Most Proof 1859 Dimes grade out at PR64.  Gem examples above PR65 are quite scarce and anything above PR66 is a major rarity.

PCGS #
84748
Designer
Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht
Edge
Reeded
Diameter
17.90 millimeters
Weight
2.48 grams
Mintage
800
Metal
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Pop Higher
14
Pop Lower
15
Region
The United States of America
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Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR67CAM PCGS grade PR67CAM PCGS grade
2 PR66+CAM PCGS grade PR66+CAM PCGS grade
3 PR66CAM PCGS grade PR66CAM PCGS grade
3 PR66CAM PCGS grade
3 PR66CAM PCGS grade
PR67CAM PCGS grade #1 PR67CAM PCGS grade
PR66+CAM PCGS grade #2 PR66+CAM PCGS grade
PR66CAM PCGS grade #3 PR66CAM PCGS grade
#3 PR66CAM PCGS grade
#3 PR66CAM PCGS grade