Previous Date | Next Date | Seated Liberty Dimes by Date | Dimes by Type


1862 DIME

PCGS Nos: 4635, 4755, 84755, 94755

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 847,000
Proofs: 
550

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 2 MS-67's.

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

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

The finest Proof Deep Cameo example graded by PCGS is a single PRDC-65.

Recent appearances:
Brilliant Proof.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 515, not plated, sold for $207.00

NGC MS-63.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 1576, not illustrated, sold for $218.00

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