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: $1.42 (8/29/2014)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1875 S BELOW BOW 10C MS obverse 1875 S BELOW BOW 10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

In keeping with the Treasury's program of restoring silver coinage to circulation in place of the fractional currency used 1863-75, more than nine million dimes were coined at San Francisco in 1875. This date is plentiful across all but the highest grades, though it also notorious as one of the most consistently poorly struck issues in the series. The coin illustrated exhibits this deficiency, including a filled mintmark. So rare is the Micro S unfilled that F-104 with its distinct mintmark is a Top 100 variety.

This major variety having its mintmark in the normal location is more common than that with mintmarks above the bow, but neither is rare. Within the reverse dies of this variety, however, are found two different mintmarks. The more common is the Small S illustrated, while the Micro S first used in this year is fairly scarce, particularly in Mint State.

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 61
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66


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5/9/2007 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2007 St. Louis, MO (CSNS) Signature Coin Auction #434, 434/Lot# 317 $1,265.00
11/29/2007 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2007 November Houston, TX US Coin Signature Auction #370, 370/Lot# 60343 $862.50
11/6/2008 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 298, 304/Lot# 5479 $287.50
12/3/2009 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2009 December Houston, TX US Coin Auction #1132, 1132/Lot# 399 $920.00
1/3/2012 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando Session(9), 1166/Lot# 10321 $517.50
7/16/2012 NGC AU 55   Teletrade Auction 3312, 3312/Lot# 1782 $60.00
3/11/2013 NGC MS 60   Teletrade Auction 3421, 3421/Lot# 1525 $200.00
3/21/2013 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2013 March 21 -22 & 24 US Coin Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1183/Lot# 7460 $193.88


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1875 S BELOW BOW 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base12832374567147220265295339366395450515847158919693751604811
1029333952931712352753093483754134716251094171525634516604810
0000001712352753093483754134716251094171525634516604800
0000001952502853243573854314937361341184231575282604800
1875 S BELOW BOW 10C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base13237415076163241288320366395426484553903167620723916628211
11333844581051892562983353754054455076691160180826864704628210
0000001892562983353754054455076691160180826864704628200
0000002152723093503854154645307861418194033015493628200
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 1969
Owner: yeoldeone
 
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