Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: San Francisco
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: $1.07 (9/4/2015)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
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1875 S ABOVE BOW 10C MS obverse 1875 S ABOVE BOW 10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This major variety with its mintmark above the bow is noticeably more scarce than the below bow 1875 S dimes, yet this fact is not reflected in most price guides. The mintmark used is that found on some half dollars of this period, but its use in 1875 was unique for the dime series.

1875 S above bow dimes are rare in Mint State, and such coins typically show worn and cracked dies with poor strikes. The example illustrated also reveals deep die-clashing lines on its reverse. Gems are very rare, though a few of the 1875 S dimes certified by NGC in past years may have been of this major variety but were not so distinguished.

Top 100 variety F-101 displays a shattered reverse having a retained cud at 6 o'clock.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/22/2015

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1875 S ABOVE BOW 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 16.00 18.00 33.00 40.00 65.00 90.00 100.00 120 145 210 300 375 800 2800 11000 - - - -
$ 70.00 - 110 135 165 - - 425 1150 5000 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 32
Low Grade: 55
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 66


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5/1/2011 PCGS XF 45   Teletrade Auction 3057, 3057/Lot# 1399 $69.00
6/1/2011 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2011 June Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(4), 1156/Lot# 7752 $253.00
6/1/2011 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2011 June Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(4), 1156/Lot# 7751 $253.00
1/6/2013 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131303/Lot# 29016 $129.25
6/30/2013 PCGS MS 98   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 758, 767/Lot# 215 $70.00
10/12/2014 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131442/Lot# 25731 $235.00
3/31/2015 NGC MS 63   Stack's Bowers March 2015 Baltimore, 6065/Lot# 32785 $399.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1875 S ABOVE BOW 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base545972941151832012983143574374895517258471066202932813502373341265544
5663791011381892333033283844545106097669201387244633553579386445990
0000002333033283844545106097669201387244633553579386400
0000002663093434104725306678069931708286434283656399500
1875 S ABOVE BOW 10C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base6367811021272012203233393864715275917749031131213434313659389843035764
6472881101522072543283554144905486528179791465256635073739403347900
0000002543283554144905486528179791465256635073739403300
00000028933437044350857071386010551800299935833818416800
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