Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: Carson City
Catalog: KM-A92
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 2.50 Grams
ASW: 0.0723oz
Melt Value: $1.19 (4/28/2015)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
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1875 CC BELOW BOW 10C MS obverse 1875 CC BELOW BOW 10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

It's not certain why the Philadelphia Mint shipped reverse dies to San Francisco and Carson City having mintmarks that were placed either above or below the wreath bow. The normal position since 1860 was below, and this experiment was conducted with dimes only in 1875. A similar trial was made with half dimes during 1870-72, though only the last date is found both ways. Perhaps, this was an attempt to deal with the problem of filled or indistinct mintmarks, since the below bow position was directly opposite Liberty's head on the obverse. Whatever the reason, no further such switches appear after 1875.

Though the major varieties of 1875 CC dimes have nearly equal numbers of die marriages, this variety is noticeably more scarce, especially in grades above XF. The Census figures below reflect only those coins certified since NGC began routinely distinguishing the mintmark position for this date.

One die marriage reveals extensive cracking on both sides, and F-102a is a Top 100 entry.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 1/3/2014

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1875 CC BELOW BOW 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 28.00 35.00 40.00 65.00 115 190 205 250 310 480 685 1275 2100 4000 8500 - - - -
$ 130 210 225 275 340 530 790 1400 2300 5000 10000 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 65
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 66


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5/5/2004 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2004 May (CSNS) Signature Sale #346, 346/Lot# 6569 $1,840.00
2/20/2005 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 121 $288.00
10/7/2007 PCGS AU 55   Teletrade Auction 2432, 2432/Lot# 1391 $268.80
7/8/2010 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2010 July Orlando, FL (Summer FUN) Signature US Coin Auction #1142, 1142/Lot# 7542 $1,035.00
11/7/2011 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2011 November 7-9 US Coins Signature Auction - Beverly Hills Session(1), 1161/Lot# 3235 $1,667.50
7/26/2012 NGC MS 66   Stack's Bowers The August 2012 Philadelphia ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 140/Lot# 11108 $4,993.75
6/30/2013 PCGS VF 35   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 758, 767/Lot# 213 $75.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1875 CC BELOW BOW 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base323237415411516722032038146351555164275411382009246449577989867511085
32343845741321852533404084805275816798821428216132955968821894780
0000001852533404084805275816798821428216132955968821800
00000020228736143649853961271710101719231241266978844600
1875 CC BELOW BOW 10C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base323741455912718324134841250055359168680612062113258551608277898111451
34384250821462022773694415185666237269391508227034436199851298040
0000002022773694415185666237269391508227034436199851200
00000022231239147153557865476610731811242843027238874600
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 437
Owner: DGW Coins
 
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