Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 800
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 2.5000g
ASW: 0.0723oz
Melt Value: $1.24 (11/17/2019)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
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1873 ARROWS 10C PF obverse 1873 ARROWS 10C PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

Opposed arrowheads flanked the date on dimes coined after passage of the sweeping Mint Act of 1873, and this feature lasted through 1874's production. The arrowheads denoted an extremely slight increase in weight so that the dime would have a more or less even Metric weight of 2.50 grams. The USA's flirtation with this system of measurement was relatively brief, and this gesture was utterly meaningless with respect to commerce. The weight change was so slight that dimes of the previous standard still fell within the legal tolerance for the new standard!

A total of 800 proof dimes with arrows was coined from a single pair of dies, and all of these feature the Open 3 date style. Overall quality was in decline during this period, with the result that Cameo proofs are quite rare, while Ultra Cameo examples are essentially unknown.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/13/2019

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1873 ARROWS 10C PF
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - 430 650 670 835 930 1550 4675 6250 15000 - - -
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1873 ARROWS 10C PF CA
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 1430 1750 4000 13000 - - - -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 100
Low Grade: 61
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67

The chart showing 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 11/12/2019 1873 ARROWS 10C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base------------47203715101---94
------------------2---2
------------------1---1
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Total------------47203715104---97
 ------------4 %7 %21 %38 %15 %10 %4 %--- 
1873 ARROWS 10C PF CA
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--------------1-311---6
------------------1---1
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Total--------------1-312---7
 --------------14 %-43 %14 %29 %--- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Service
Grade
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Sale / Lot
Price
4/17/2005 NGC PF 63   Cameo Teletrade Auction 2027, 2027/Lot# 1140 $1,045.00
9/6/2009 NGC PF 65   Goldberg September 6-8, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 54/Lot# 2590 $2,990.00
2/3/2010 NGC PF 66   Heritage Auctions 2010 February Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1137, 1137/Lot# 1010 $4,887.50
3/31/2011 NGC PF 64   Stack's Bowers The March 2011 Baltimore Auction, 83/Lot# 1377 $2,012.50
11/7/2011 NGC PF 61   Heritage Auctions 2011 November 7-9 US Coins Signature Auction - Beverly Hills Session(4), 1161/Lot# 7634 $488.75
1/3/2012 NGC PF 66   Heritage Auctions 2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando Session(6), 1166/Lot# 5520 $4,887.50
2/7/2013 NGC PF 64   Heritage Auctions 2013 February 7 -8 & 10 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(1), 1182/Lot# 3346 $1,299.55
2/7/2013 NGC PF 63   Heritage Auctions 2013 February 7 -8 & 10 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(1), 1182/Lot# 3345 $881.25
4/25/2019 PCGS PF 64   Heritage Auctions 2019 April 25 - 28 Central States (CSNS) US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1294/Lot# 7346 $840.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1873 ARROWS 10C PF CA
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1135117112091247128513251366140814501494153815831735189520722302344757476218657171669268
1147118412221260129813391380142214651509155316341788195421492684421459046336676978670
0000001380142214651509155316341788195421492684421459046336676900
0000001394143614791523156816841842201322253065498060616453696800
1873 ARROWS 10C PF UC
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1235127513141355139614381482152615711617166417121872204322252861455962186571693975589741
1248128813281369141014531497154115861633168017651929210424373427511263366694714582860
0000001497154115861633168017651929210424373427511263366694714500
0000001511155616021648169618191986216426493993566564536816735200
1873 ARROWS 10C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base575597642684715745811865933982103613331357154216392161370342176089633369128960
5826126566947257678298889491000113513411419157418132675387448416170652675950
0000008298889491000113513411419157418132675387448416170652600
0000008479109661018123413491480160719873189404654656252671900
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Grade: PF 67
Points: 6170
Owner: 49er
 
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