Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 2,939,300
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: $1.13 (7/2/2015)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
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1874 ARROWS 10C MS obverse 1874 ARROWS 10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

With nearly three million pieces coined, the Philadelphia Mint dime of 1874 is fairly common across the circulated grades. Mint State examples, however, are more scarce than this mintage would suggest. Gems are very elusive and highly prized for the two-year-only type coin status.

Collectable varieties include a distinctly repunched date and one obverse on which the arrowheads are very faint. This was likely the result of die erosion followed by a subsequent repolishing effort that diminished such shallow features.

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 263
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 69


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8/17/1996 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 1996 ANA Signature Sale #163, 163/Lot# 6964 $2,640.00
2/20/2005 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 1077 $437.00
6/13/2005 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #42, 46/Lot# 354 $517.50
4/28/2009 NGC MS 69   Heritage Auctions 2009 April-May Cincinnati, OH (CSNS) US Coin Auction #1124, 1124/Lot# 2257 $51,750.00
7/10/2011 NGC XF 45   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131129/Lot# 20090 $149.50
11/30/2011 PCGS XF 40   Teletrade Auction 3182, 3182/Lot# 1158 $95.00
2/16/2014 PCGS Genuine VF   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/16/2014, 174/Lot# 168980 $20.00
10/10/2014 PCGS   Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 14730 $4.70


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