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1861 DIME

PCGS Nos: 4633, 4754, 84754

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 1,883,000
Proofs: 
1,000

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

Diameter: 17.9 millimeters

Metal content:
Silver - 90%
Copper - 10%

Weight: 38 grains (2.5 grams)

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: None (for Philadelphia, PA) below the ribbon bow on the reverse

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 3 MS-66's.

The finest Proof example graded by PCGS is a single PR-67.

The finest Proof Cameo example graded by PCGS is a single PRCA-63.

Recent appearances:
PCGS Proof-65.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 263, not illustrated, sold for $1,725.00

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