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

1863 10C (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS65
PCGS #:
4637
Diameter:
17.90 millimeters
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Weight:
2.48 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
14,000
Metal Content:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$7,475 • NGC MS67 • 3-8-2005 • American Numismatic Rarities
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Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 300 R-6.4 15 / 67 TIE 24 / 122 TIE
60 or Better 55 R-8.4 27 / 67 TIE 54 / 122 TIE
65 or Better 10 R-9.5 23 / 67 TIE 53 / 122 TIE
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66+ PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 estimated grade  

American Numismatic Rarities 3/2005:1608, $7,475

2 MS66 estimated grade  
2 MS66 PCGS grade  

American Numismatic Rarities 12/2003:618, $6,900 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 5/2015:98238, $5,170

Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66+ PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 estimated grade  

American Numismatic Rarities 3/2005:1608, $7,475

2 MS66 estimated grade  
2 MS66 PCGS grade  

American Numismatic Rarities 12/2003:618, $6,900 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 5/2015:98238, $5,170

2 MS66 PCGS grade  
7 MS65 PCGS grade  
7 MS65 PCGS grade  
7 MS65 PCGS grade  
7 MS65 PCGS grade  

Ron Guth: The 1863 Dime had a mintage of only 14,000 coins, the smallest Dime mintage since 1804!  As a result, this date is extremely popular with collectors and it can be very difficult to locate a nice, problem-free example.  Fortunately, a small number of Mint State examples exist, including some nice Gems.  In fact, the PCGS coinFacts Condition Census begins at MS65, then tops out at MS66+.  NGC has certified two MS67 examples.

Gerry Fortin identified only one die pair for this year.  What's interesting is that the same dies were used to make both Proofs and circulation strikes.