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1870-S DIME

PCGS No: 4652


Circulation strikes: 50,000

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: "S" (for San Francisco, CA) below the ribbon bow on the reverse

The finest examples graded by PCGS are 2 MS-66's.

Recent appearances:
SEGS Net AU-50, Polished, Retoned.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 507, not illustrated, sold for $368.00

About Very Fine.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 522, not plated, sold for $149.50

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