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SERIES: Liberty Seated Dimes 1837-1891
LEVEL: Year, MintMark, & Major Variety

1862-S 10C (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS62

PCGS AU55

PCGS AU50
PCGS #:
4636
Diameter:
17.90 millimeters
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Weight:
2.48 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
180,750
Metal Content:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$35,250 • NGC MS65 • 10-27-2014 • Heritage
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Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 250 R-6.6 4 / 67 TIE 11 / 122 TIE
60 or Better 6 R-9.7 4 / 67 8 / 122 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 67 1 / 122
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS64 PCGS grade  
1 MS64 PCGS grade  
1 MS64 estimated grade  
4 MS63 PCGS grade  
4 MS63 estimated grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS64 PCGS grade  
1 MS64 PCGS grade  
1 MS64 estimated grade  
4 MS63 PCGS grade  
4 MS63 estimated grade  
6 MS62 estimated grade  
6 MS62 estimated grade  
8 AU58 PCGS grade  
8 AU58 estimated grade  
8 AU58 estimated grade  

Ron Guth: The 1862-S Dime has a small mintage, a diminutive population in all grades, and a miniscule population in Mint State.  Collectors in 1862 were perfectly satisfied to own a Dime from Philadelphia, and paid little attention to branch mint issues, thus most of the entire mintage of 1862-S Dimes was dumped into circulation and stayed there.  Today, any Mint State 1862-S Dime is a rarity.  The highlight for this date is a single PCGS MS-65 which, coincidentally, holds the record price an 1862-S Dime.