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: $1.21 (3/30/2015)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
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1875 S BELOW BOW 10C MS obverse 1875 S BELOW BOW 10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

In keeping with the Treasury's program of restoring silver coinage to circulation in place of the fractional currency used 1863-75, more than nine million dimes were coined at San Francisco in 1875. This date is plentiful across all but the highest grades, though it also notorious as one of the most consistently poorly struck issues in the series. The coin illustrated exhibits this deficiency, including a filled mintmark. So rare is the Micro S unfilled that F-104 with its distinct mintmark is a Top 100 variety.

This major variety having its mintmark in the normal location is more common than that with mintmarks above the bow, but neither is rare. Within the reverse dies of this variety, however, are found two different mintmarks. The more common is the Small S illustrated, while the Micro S first used in this year is fairly scarce, particularly in Mint State.

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 66
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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2/23/2005 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2005 February Long Beach Signature Sale #366, 366/Lot# 6219 $920.00
11/6/2008 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 298, 304/Lot# 5479 $287.50
12/3/2009 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2009 December Houston, TX US Coin Auction #1132, 1132/Lot# 399 $920.00
9/6/2012 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2012 September 6-9 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(4), 1174/Lot# 7821 $235.00
3/11/2013 NGC MS 60   Teletrade Auction 3421, 3421/Lot# 1525 $200.00
3/21/2013 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2013 March 21 -22 & 24 US Coin Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1183/Lot# 7460 $193.88


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1875 S BELOW BOW 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base545972941151832012983143574374895517258471066202932813502373341265544
5663791011381892333033283844545106097669201387244633553579386445990
0000002333033283844545106097669201387244633553579386400
0000002663093434104725306678069931708286434283656399500
1875 S BELOW BOW 10C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base6367811021272012203233393864715275917749031131213434313659389843035764
6472881101522072543283554144905486528179791465256635073739403347900
0000002543283554144905486528179791465256635073739403300
00000028933437044350857071386010551800299935833818416800
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 3281
Owner: yeoldeone
 
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