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1857 DIME

PCGS Nos: 4614, 4746, 84746

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 5,580,000
Proofs: 
estimated 100

Designer: Obverse by Thomas Sully, executed by Christian Gobrecht, modified by Robert Ball Hughes; Reverse by Christian Gobrecht, modified by Robert Ball Hughes

Diameter: 17.9 millimeters

Metal content:
Silver - 90%
Copper - 10%

Weight: 38 grains (2.5 grams)

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: None (for Philadelphia) below DIME on the reverse

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated example graded by PCGS is a single MS-67.

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 3 PR-66's.

The finest Proof Cameo examples graded by PCGS are 2 PRCA-64's.

Recent appearances:
NGC Proof-65.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 501, illustrated, sold for $4,370.00

NGC MS-64.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6940, not illustrated, sold for $603.75

Very Choice Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 302, sold for $488.75

Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 508, not plated, sold for $184.00

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"The PCGS Population Report, October 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service