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 (9/5/2015)
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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4/22/2015 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2015 April 22 - 26 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(2), 1219/Lot# 3855 $3,290.00

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