Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 800
Catalog: KM-105
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 2.5000g
ASW: 0.0723oz
Melt Value: $1.39 (9/2/2014)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1873 ARROWS 10C PF obverse 1873 ARROWS 10C PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

In an effort to place U.S. coinage on the metric system, the Mint Act of February 12, 1873 introduced new weight standards for the Dime, Quarter, and Half Dollar. The weight of the Dime was increased from the 1853-1873 standard of 2.49 grams to 2.50 grams. To denote this change, the Mint added arrows to the Seated Dime in 1873 and 1874, as it had done earlier in 1853-1855. Breen (1988) comments that this change had little affect on the public's familiarity with the metric system, and, in any event, the weight change was so slight that the Mint continued to use old planchets after the passage of the Mint Act.

The premier proof of the 1873-1874 Arrows type, the 1873 has an original mintage of 800 pieces. Survivors, while not particularly rare in an absolute sense, are always in strong demand for type purposes.

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1873 ARROWS 10C PF
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 430 625 750 875 1250 2000 5200 7250 14400 - - -
$ - - - - 465 665 825 975 1350 2250 5900 8650 16450 -
1873 ARROWS 10C PF Cameo
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1425 2350 6500 13750 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 1575 2600 7250 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 100
Low Grade: 61
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67


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9/6/2014 PF 67   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2014 September 4 - 6 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(1), 1209/Lot# 3100


Auction Prices Realized

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11/10/2003 PCGS PF 62   Teletrade Auction 1804, 1804/Lot# 1166 $687.50
9/27/2007 NGC PF 67   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2007 September Long Beach, CA Signature Coin Auction #446, 446/Lot# 1000 $17,825.00
9/7/2011 NGC PF 64   Heritage Auctions 2011 September Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(1), 1159/Lot# 3346 $1,725.00
2/28/2012 PCGS   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 2031 $667.00
10/18/2012 NGC PF 67   Heritage Auctions 2012 October 18-21 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(2), 1175/Lot# 3983 $11,162.50
11/29/2012 NGC PF 64   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2012 November 29 - December 2 US Coin Signature Auction - Houston Session(1), 1177/Lot# 3462 $1,880.00
11/15/2013 NGC PF 67   Heritage Auctions 2013 November 15 - 16 Selections from the Eric P. Newman Collection, Part II Signature Auction - New York Session(2), 1190/Lot# 33323 $16,450.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1873 ARROWS 10C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base111111114346358771013112412961558222635794935719810001147461
11111111455017159221050118113831780267740315689813211582147460
0000001145501715922105011811383178026774031568981321158200
0000001289568796967108712381470200331284483644390661316400
1873 ARROWS 10C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1111111146968093310761192137116442338373851377465103391519622669
11111111575397649801114125114621875280442045913842311958176870
0000001157539764980111412511462187528044204591384231195800
00000013136098481028115313111553210632714670668993811357700
1873 ARROWS 10C PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1111111153276410391193131715111803254540305505795010955160141
111111117860985510901234138116082050304045216320895112641160140
00000011786098551090123413811608205030404521632089511264100
00000013556869471141127514461705229735355013713599531432700
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Grade: PF 67
Points: 12694
Owner: 49er
 
Grade: PF 64 CAMEO
Points: 2444
Owner: jacmitch
 
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