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Obverse of 1868 Dime     Reverse of 1868 Dime


1868 DIME

PCGS Nos: 4647, 4761, 84761

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 464,000
Proofs: 
600

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

Images courtesy of Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.

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

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 3 PR-66's.

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

Significant examples:
Proof (illustrated above).  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The Benson Collection" Sale - Part 1, February 18-20, 2001

Recent appearances:
Proof-64.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "2000 Santa Clara" Sale, November 16-17, 2000, Lot 5232, not illustrated, sold for $471.50

MS-64.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 269, not illustrated, sold for $1,035.00

NGC MS-63.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 7254, not illustrated, sold for $448.50

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