Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: San Francisco
Catalog: KM-A92
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 2.50 Grams
ASW: 0.0723oz
Melt Value: $1.55 (7/13/2014)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
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1875 S ABOVE BOW 10C MS obverse 1875 S ABOVE BOW 10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This major variety with its mintmark above the bow is noticeably more scarce than the below bow 1875 S dimes, yet this fact is not reflected in most price guides. The mintmark used is that found on some half dollars of this period, but its use in 1875 was unique for the dime series.

1875 S above bow dimes are rare in Mint State, and such coins typically show worn and cracked dies with poor strikes. The example illustrated also reveals deep die-clashing lines on its reverse. Gems are very rare, though a few of the 1875 S dimes certified by NGC in past years may have been of this major variety but were not so distinguished.

Top 100 variety F-101 displays a shattered reverse having a retained cud at 6 o'clock.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 1/3/2014

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1875 S ABOVE BOW 10C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 16.00 18.00 33.00 40.00 65.00 65.00 90.00 100.00 120 145 180 210 300 375 800 3000 8000 - - - -
$ 70.00 100.00 110 135 165 200 230 330 425 1150 4100 10000 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 30
Low Grade: 55
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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7/20/2004 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2004 July New York, NY Signature Sale #320, 320/Lot# 5787 $1,207.50
2/23/2005 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2005 February Long Beach Signature Sale #366, 366/Lot# 6218 $1,150.00
1/30/2006 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2006 January Dallas, TX The Jules Reiver Collection Online Session #391, 391/Lot# 28892 $92.00
5/1/2011 PCGS XF 45   Teletrade Auction 3057, 3057/Lot# 1399 $69.00
1/9/2013 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(2), 1181/Lot# 3965 $4,112.50
6/30/2013 PCGS MS 98   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 758, 767/Lot# 215 $70.00
11/15/2013 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2013 November 15 - 16 Selections from the Eric P. Newman Collection, Part II Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1190/Lot# 33122 $940.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1875 S ABOVE BOW 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base12832374567147220265295339366395450515847158919693751604811
1029333952931712352753093483754134716251094171525634516604810
0000001712352753093483754134716251094171525634516604800
0000001952502853243573854314937361341184231575282604800
1875 S ABOVE BOW 10C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33237415076163241288320366395426484553903167620723916628211
12333844581051892562983353754054455076691160180826864704628210
0000001892562983353754054455076691160180826864704628200
0000002152723093503854154645307861418194033015493628200
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 1969
Owner: yeoldeone
 
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