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1860-S DIME

PCGS No: 4622


Circulation strikes: 140,000

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 examples graded by PCGS are 3 MS-65's.

Recent appearances:
NGC MS-64.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 144, illustrated, not sold

ANACS AU-50.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 505, not illustrated, sold for $322.00

Net EF-45, sharpness of AU-50.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 262, not illustrated, not sold

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