Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 455,000
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: $1.06 (8/4/2015)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
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1873 S ARROWS 10C MS obverse 1873 S ARROWS 10C MS reverse

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There are no NGC varieties for this coin.

Description & Analysis

San Francisco did not coin any dimes of the old standard, and all 1873 S dimes thus carry the opposed arrowheads. This modest mintage resulted in a moderately scarce coin across all grades.

Two die pairs were employed, one having the Small, Thin S and the other featuring the Small, Block S (the scarcer of the two).


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/22/2015

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1873 S ARROWS 10C MS
Base $ 20.00 26.00 38.00 90.00 260 445 500 725 950 1150 1400 1750 4300 10500 17000 32000 - - -
$ - - 550 775 1000 - - 1900 5100 - - - -

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Total Graded: 59
Low Grade: 58
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67

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11/29/1999 NGC MS 62   Teletrade Auction 1241, 1241/Lot# 1225 $763.00
8/13/2006 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2006 August Denver, CO Signature & Platinum Night Auction #414, 414/Lot# 881 $862.50
6/23/2014 NGC MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2014 June 23 The Eugene H. Gardner Collection of US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1213/Lot# 30272 $24,675.00
7/6/2014 PCGS Genuine UNC   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/06/2014, 188/Lot# 199082 $400.00
7/6/2014 NGC AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/06/2014, 188/Lot# 138012 $690.00
7/11/2014 PCGS AU 53   Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 5594 $364.25
10/12/2014 PCGS AU 53   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 825, 834/Lot# 573 $425.00
3/27/2015 NGC MS 62   Stack's Bowers March 2015 Baltimore, 6065/Lot# 5349 $1,057.50

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