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1859 DIME

PCGS Nos: 4619, 4748, 84748

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 430,000
Proofs: 
800

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-68.

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 2 PR-67's.

The finest Proof Cameo example graded by PCGS is a single PRCA-66.

Recent appearances:
NGC Proof-66.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 141, illustrated, not sold

NGC Proof-65.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 304, plated, sold for $3,450.00

NGC Proof-65.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8015, illustrated, not sold

ICG Proof-65.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8016, illustrated, not sold 

PCGS Proof-65.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 142, illustrated, not sold

NGC Proof-65.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 259, illustrated, not sold

PCGS Proof-64.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 143, illustrated, not sold

Choice Brilliant Proof.  Ex - Stack's "The Marvin Taichert Collection of U.S. Type Coins", May 9, 2001, Lot 92, plated, sold for $747.50  Ex Abner Kreisberg's sale of March 20, 1965, lot 296

NGC Proof-62.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 1513, sold for $322.00

PCGS MS-66.  Ex - Superior Galleries "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 181, sold for $4,370.00

PCGS MS-66.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 260, illustrated, sold for $1,725.00

NGC MS-64.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8005, not illustrated, not sold

PCGS MS-64.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 504, illustrated, sold for $834.00

NGC MS-62.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6942, not illustrated, sold for $208.15

Choice About Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 511, "Greer 101", not plated, sold for $299.00

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