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: $1.21 (3/30/2015)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
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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: 101
Low Grade: 61
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67


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10/3/2001 PCGS PF 64   Heritage Auctions 2001 October Long Beach Signature Sale #271, 271/Lot# 6055 $1,150.00
11/10/2003 PCGS PF 62   Teletrade Auction 1804, 1804/Lot# 1166 $687.50
9/6/2009 NGC PF 65   Goldberg September 6-8, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 54/Lot# 2590 $2,990.00
3/31/2011 NGC PF 64   Stack's Bowers The March 2011 Baltimore Auction, 83/Lot# 1377 $2,012.50
8/11/2011 PCGS PF 66   Heritage Auctions 2011 August Chicago Signature US Coin & Platinum Night Auction Session(2), 1158/Lot# 3587 $5,763.80
2/28/2012 PCGS   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 2031 $667.00
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
9/4/2014 PCGS PF 66   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2014 September 4 - 6 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(1), 1209/Lot# 3099 $9,987.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1873 ARROWS 10C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base311327339354369384401418434635103613031450158319282464388544995990633369128960
316331344359374390407423501769112513521494169821072938409049966104652675950
000000407423501769112513521494169821072938409049966104652600
000000412429568902121414011539181322853411429454936219671900
1873 ARROWS 10C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1135117112091247128513251366140814501494153815831735189520682671429058796218657171669268
1147118412221260129813391380142214651509155316341788195322693211482059926336676978670
0000001380142214651509155316341788195322693211482059926336676900
0000001394143614791523156816841842201024703750534961056453696800
1873 ARROWS 10C PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1235127513141355139614381482152615711617166417121872204322252861455962186571693975589741
1248128813281369141014531497154115861633168017651929210424373427511263366694714582860
0000001497154115861633168017651929210424373427511263366694714500
0000001511155616021648169618191986216426493993566564536816735200
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Grade: PF 67
Points: 12694
Owner: 49er
 
Grade: PF 64 CAMEO
Points: 2444
Owner: jacmitch
 
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