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1858-S DIME

PCGS No: 4618


Circulation strikes: 60,000

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: "S" (for San Francisco) below DIME on the reverse

The finest example graded by PCGS is a single MS-66.

Recent appearances:
Extremely Fine.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 510, not plated, sold for $172.50

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