Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 455,000
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 2.5000g
ASW: 0.0723oz
Melt Value: $1.23 (9/21/2017)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
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1873 S ARROWS 10C MS obverse 1873 S ARROWS 10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

San Francisco did not coin any dimes of the old standard, and all 1873 S dimes thus carry the opposed arrowheads. This modest mintage resulted in a moderately scarce coin across all grades.

Two die pairs were employed, one having the Small, Thin S and the other featuring the Small, Block S (the scarcer of the two).

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Last Updated: 9/22/2016

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1873 S ARROWS 10C MS
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Base $ 25.00 32.00 45.00 95.00 275 455 500 750 925 1075 1200 1450 1800 3600 10000 14500 34000 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 61
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67


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11/1/2000 NGC MS 65   Teletrade Auction 1373, 1373/Lot# 1110 $3,638.00
9/7/2011 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2011 September Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(4), 1159/Lot# 7465 $753.25
5/30/2012 PCGS AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2012 May 30- June 3 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(4), 1171/Lot# 8047 $460.00
2/24/2013 PCGS Genuine VF   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/24/2013, 63/Lot# 100627 $45.00
7/11/2014 PCGS AU 53   Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 5594 $364.25
10/12/2014 PCGS AU 53   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 825, 834/Lot# 573 $425.00
7/17/2015 NGC MS 67   Stack's Bowers July 2015 Baltimore Auction, 6105/Lot# 4222 $22,325.00


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