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

1869-S 10C (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS66

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS64
PCGS #:
4650
Diameter:
17.90 millimeters
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Weight:
2.48 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
450,000
Metal Content:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$9,200 • PCGS MS66 • 6-2-2002 • Ira & Larry Goldberg
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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 50 R-8.5 22 / 67 TIE 46 / 122 TIE
65 or Better 8 R-9.6 19 / 67 TIE 45 / 122 TIE
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade  
2 MS66 PCGS grade  
2 MS66 PCGS grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade  
2 MS66 PCGS grade  
2 MS66 PCGS grade  
6 MS65 PCGS grade
6 MS65 PCGS grade
6 MS65 PCGS grade  
6 MS65 PCGS grade  
6 MS65 PCGS grade  

Ron Guth: The 1869-S Dime is slightly scarcer than many of the other dates in the Legend Obverse type, but it is still readily available in most grades.  Mint State examples tend to be low-end, and very few examples are known in MS65 or better.  A single PCGS MS67 example exists which is one of the finest Dimes of the era.  This date often comes weakly struck and the mintmark lacks definition.  Many examples appear to have been struck from old, worn out dies.

According to Dime expert, Gerry Fortin, the entire mintage of this date is comprised of the output from only two die pairs.  Either this is an amazing output per die or there are other die pairs waiting to be discovered.