Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 240,000
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: $1.25 (5/22/2015)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
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1874 S ARROWS 10C MS obverse 1874 S ARROWS 10C MS reverse

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Description & Analysis

Though clearly overshadowed by its Carson City cousin, the 1874-S dime is very scarce across all grades. The Mint State population is lower than the certified grading figures suggest. Most seen are somewhat poorly struck, and the example illustrated is sharper than usual.

Two die pairs were employed. The reverse having the Micro S introduced this year is the scarcer of the two. The majority seen bear the Small, Thin S used in earlier years.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 1/3/2014

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1874 S ARROWS 10C MS
Base $ 25.00 38.00 68.00 175 285 510 575 640 825 1175 1450 1900 3350 8500 16000 32500 - - -
$ 315 560 625 700 900 1275 1575 2200 3600 11000 20000 37500 -

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Total Graded: 48
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 67

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6/2/2005 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2005 June Long Beach Signature Auction #376, 376/Lot# 5772 $8,625.00
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4/22/2015 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2015 April 22 - 26 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(2), 1219/Lot# 3858 $4,935.00

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