Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 800
Catalog: KM-105
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 2.50 Grams
ASW: 0.0723oz
Melt Value: $1.15 (12/17/2014)
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

Opposed arrowheads flanked the date on dimes coined after passage of the sweeping Mint Act of 1873, and this feature lasted through 1874's production. The arrowheads denoted an extremely slight increase in weight so that the dime would have a more or less even Metric weight of 2.50 grams. The USA's flirtation with this system of measurement was relatively brief, and this gesture was utterly meaningless with respect to commerce. The weight change was so slight that dimes of the previous standard still fell within the legal tolerance for the new standard!

A total of 800 proof dimes with arrows was coined from a single pair of dies, and all of these feature the Open 3 date style. Overall quality was in decline during this period, with the result that Cameo proofs are quite rare, while Ultra Cameo examples are essentially unknown.

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Last Updated: 1/3/2014

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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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4/17/2005 NGC PF 63   Cameo Teletrade Auction 2027, 2027/Lot# 1140 $1,045.00
9/6/2009 NGC PF 65   Goldberg September 6-8, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 54/Lot# 2590 $2,990.00
6/2/2010 PCGS PF 62   Heritage Auctions 2010 June Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1140, 1140/Lot# 7570 $862.50
8/11/2011 NGC PF 65   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2011 August Chicago Signature US Coin & Platinum Night Auction Session(2), 1158/Lot# 3590 $3,680.00
9/7/2011 NGC PF 64   Heritage Auctions 2011 September Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(1), 1159/Lot# 3346 $1,725.00
1/3/2012 PCGS PF 64   Heritage Auctions 2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando Session(6), 1166/Lot# 5519 $1,380.00
2/22/2013 NGC PF 67   Cameo Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 2030 $10,692.50
2/3/2014 PCGS PF 63   Heritage Auctions 2014 February 3 - 5 US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1202/Lot# 3471 $822.50


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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