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: $1.17 (5/3/2015)
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: 7/24/2014

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1873 S ARROWS 10C MS
Base $ 20.00 26.00 38.00 90.00 245 475 525 700 925 1085 1375 1750 4100 10500 16000 31000 - - -
$ 265 525 575 775 1025 1200 1575 1900 5750 - - - -

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Total Graded: 66
Low Grade: 58
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67

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5/26/1997 PCGS VF 35   Teletrade Auction 0948, 948/Lot# 1272 $92.65
7/30/2008 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2008 July-August Baltimore, MD (ANA) US Coin Signature Auction #1114, 1114/Lot# 7999 $862.50
12/22/2013 NGC AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/22/2013, 106/Lot# 138012 $725.00
5/12/2014 PCGS AU 53   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3481, 6030/Lot# 20195 $581.63
9/4/2014 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2014 September 4 - 6 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(2), 1209/Lot# 3938 $1,116.25
10/12/2014 PCGS AU 53   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 825, 834/Lot# 573 $425.00
3/29/2015 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131514/Lot# 21634 $387.75
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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